10 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

10 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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10 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Semarang, Indonesia
Taxi + Fly:  13​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  14​h
End: Semarang, Indonesia

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Stockplus, Yurakucho, Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market, and other attractions. Your inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. Ginza and Akihabara are good opportunities to explore the local culture. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary site .

Semarang, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

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 list of things to see and do now includes Pontocho, Shinbashi Dori, Gion, and other attractions. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, stop by Maiko Antiques Kyoto, then wander the streets of Gion, then wander the streets of Shinbashi Dori, and finally take a stroll through Pontocho.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Karahori Shopping Street, Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street and Hozenji Yokocho.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka tour itinerary builder .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

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