8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly + Train:  16 h 30 min
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Paris

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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Jishu Shrine (in Otsu), Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Kobe) and Dotombori (in Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and wander the streets of Gion.

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Paris, France to Kyoto is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Paris to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in April, with highs in Kyoto at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Jishu Shrine, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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