14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Porto

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Get in touch with nature at Mt. Takao and Ueno Zoo. Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Enoshima Island in Fujisawa--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Ginza, see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum, and shop like a local with Harajuku Takeshita-dori.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online tour itinerary builder .

Porto, Portugal to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Tokyo is 9 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tokyo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Enoshima Island, Mt. Takao
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

6
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Appreciate the collections at CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA and Nara National Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotonbori (in Osaka), Sagawa Art Museum (in Moriyama) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Gion, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and get engrossed in the history at Kyoto National Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, Sagawa Art Museum, Dotonbori
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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