12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Film Archive of Japan, On The Rocks Bar Crawl and Tokyo Localized Free Walking Tour. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kashima Jingu and Sengaku-ji Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Oya History Museum and Takeshita Street. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Hie Jinjya and look for gifts at Ginza Itoya Hontren.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo journey planning app.

Columbus, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. Traveling from Columbus in September, Tokyo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nightlife Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Kashima Jingu, Oya History Museum
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On The Rocks Bar Crawl ©
On The Rocks Bar Crawl
Oya History Museum ©
Oya History Museum
Sengaku-ji Temple ©
Sengaku-ji Temple

3
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.
You've added Night Club Butterfly Kyoto, Pontocho District, Nishiki Market Shopping District, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tofuku-ji Temple and Dotombori District.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kyoto tour builder site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Nightlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dotombori District
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Tenryuji Temple ©
Tenryuji Temple

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Burlesque Tokyo, H2 International Bar and Yayoi Kusama Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lalique Museum Hakone and Hakone Museum of Art. Mitsumine Shrine and Kokyo Gaien National Garden will appeal to history buffs. Enjoy Tokyo some more: explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, make a trip to Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai), and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Tokyo.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Mitsumine Shrine
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Yayoi Kusama Museum ©
Yayoi Kusama Museum
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Hozomon ©
Hozomon

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