12 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

12 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Step out of Osaka to go to Nara and see Nara Park, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary site.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in March; daily highs in Osaka reach °C and lows reach °C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto Kimono Rental Rei. On the 29th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji and then hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, head outdoors with Kyoto Kimono Rental Rei, take a stroll through Arashiyama, thencontemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip site.

Take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Gion
Gion

4
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.
You've added Shibuya Crossing, Yoyogi Park, Ginza, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

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Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Tokyo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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