8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 2 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online visit planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 12 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Belo Horizonte in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Kyoto

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Haradanien, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kyoto planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.