16 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

16 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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16 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  15​h
1
Tokyo
— 8 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Islamabad

8
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 Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Tokyo Dome City. Get a sense of the local culture at Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Hakone-machi (Hakone Shisseikaen & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, wander the streets of Ginza, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ueno Zoo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo journey planner .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Islamabad to Tokyo, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Islamabad in February, things will get a bit cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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.
Get some cultural insight at Nara Park and Kiyomizu-dera. For shopping fun, head to Dotonbori or Minami (Namba). Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Museum of Oriental Ceramics (in Osaka), Todaiji Temple Cultural Center (in Nara) and Tanoura Beach (in Tsuruga). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari Taisha, and get engrossed in the history at Kyoto National Museum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Tanoura Beach, Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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