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Trip Report

Quick Food and City Tour of Japan

8 days wandering the cities and enjoying the culture of Tokyo and Kyoto.

by christineAtlasGuru Contributor

AsiaJapan8 days / August 2019

Highs & Lows

Fresh sushi is never far!

Extreme heat made some activities pretty unbearable.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    We would have stayed at least a week in each city if we had more time! We felt a bit rushed.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    We were there right in the middle of a heat wave. Just walking around the cities was exhausting and we were constantly looking for places with air conditioner to get some relief. We would definitely go back a different time of year next time!

  • Transportation Tips?

    If you plan on taking multiple trains, consider buying a rail pass! They're not cheap, but it will save you money in the long run.

  • Any surprises?

    Sushi from 7/11 is surprisingly good! Actually, all food from 7/11 was good - it's a very different cuisine experience than the 7/11's we're used to back home.

Lodging

  • Hotel Mystays Premier Akasaka - very clean and modern, nice location.

  • Hotel Il Verde Kyoto - very modern and clean, nice location.