8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Train:  19 h 30 min
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Charlotte

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, wander the streets of Gion, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto holiday maker app.

Charlotte, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. While traveling from Charlotte, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

3
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the striking features of Imperial Palace, and discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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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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