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Tokyo - Naoshima - Kyoto - Tokyo in 4 days

Paris, France
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Tokyo - Naoshima - Kyoto - Tokyo in 4 days

Hello everyone!

I'm landing in in Tokyo NRT airport at 5pm on the 20th of June and I have to be back in Tokyo on the 24th (where i will then spend some days for work).

This is my first trip to Japan and I would like to take the best out of it, ready to explore and not afraid of early wake ups and tight schedule.

Does the below schedule seems feasible:

21st of June: leave very early to Naoshima island, day around the island

Reach Kyoto late at night

22nd of June: full day in Kyoto

23rd of June: morning in Kyoto, reach Tokyo early afternoon

24th of June: full day in Tokyo

Does it make sense?

Thank you!!

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1. Re: Tokyo - Naoshima - Kyoto - Tokyo in 4 days

You can do this and wind up basically not enjoying much. If first time, choose Tokyo or Kyoto and spend all four days based there perhaps with a day trip (for Kyoto, fly into Kansai International Airport).

Tokyo, Japan
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2. Re: Tokyo - Naoshima - Kyoto - Tokyo in 4 days

it itinerary is a waste of money effort and time

New Zealand
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3. Re: Tokyo - Naoshima - Kyoto - Tokyo in 4 days

Naoshima is about 5 hours from Tokyo by train and ferry, and about 3 hours from Kyoto by train and ferry. It also takes some time to travel around the island to the museums. There is no way you could do your proposed 21st June itinerary and actually see Naoshima properly.

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4. Re: Tokyo - Naoshima - Kyoto - Tokyo in 4 days

You don't have enough time. I would recommend spend entire time in Tokyo with a day trip to something like Nikko, kamakura, hakone etc. Otherwise you will not see much at all. The daytrip from Tokyo should allow you to go to a part of japan that is more rural for a change of pace.

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