3 days in Japan Itinerary

3 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan route planner
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Kyoto
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 1 night

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Kyoto — 1 night

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 29th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kyoto journey planning app.

Tokyo to Kyoto is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. August in Kyoto sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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