Planning a trip to Japan?
After spending years looking at beautiful and exotic photos of Japan, we knew we needed to visit Japan and see the country for ourselves.
We wanted to see the colorful temples and shrines, eat the world’s best sushi, ride on a bullet train, be dazzled by its neon lights and soak up Japanese pop culture.
We did all of this and more on a wonderful 10 days in Japan itinerary that focused on the best sites in Tokyo and Kyoto.
Where to go in Japan?
There are so many fabulous places to visit in Japan, but if you are traveling to Japan for the first time, stick to these two classic Japanese cities.
Tokyo offers up the modern futuristic side of Japan, while Kyoto gives you the opportunity to experience the history and culture of imperial Japan.
We spent 5 days in Tokyo and 5 days in Kyoto, which allowed us to really get to know each city.
To minimize transportation time and cost, we flew into Osaka and visited Kyoto first.