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.
Head to Ginza and Asakusafor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Yokohama (Yamashita Park & Yokohama Chinatown) and Hakone-machi (Hakone Shisseikaen & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)). There's still lots to do: stroll through Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), take a stroll through Odaiba, explore the world behind art at Ghibli Museum, and meet the residents at Ueno Zoo.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Islamabad to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Islamabad in February, things will get slightly colder in Tokyo: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yokohama, 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nara Park and Nijo-jo Castle. Head to Dotonbori and Minami (Namba)for plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Museum of Oriental Ceramics & Osaka Castle), Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center & Tōdai-ji) and Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach (in Ashiya). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari Taisha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera, and meet the residents at Monkey Park Iwatayama.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, 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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