5 days in Japan Itinerary

5 days in Japan Itinerary

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5 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Ise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Taipei

1
night
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
On the 11th (Fri), meet the residents at Toba Aquarium, examine the collection at Okageza, don't miss a visit to Okage Yokocho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, then get engrossed in the history at Sengukan, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ise Shrine Geku.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ise trip builder tool .

Taipei, Taiwan to Ise is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Taipei in October, with highs in Ise at 24°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Toba Aquarium
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Toba Aquarium ©
Toba Aquarium
Okage Yokocho ©
Okage Yokocho

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto online route planner .

You can drive from Ise to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ise in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kyoto, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Fun & Games
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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