10 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

10 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Abu Dhabi

3
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.
Head to Ginza and Pasar Moyoshifor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures and Urayasu Local Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Honma Yosegi Art Museum (in Hakone-machi), Taro Okamoto Museum of Art (in Kawasaki) and Fukusen-ji Temple (in Odawara). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Tobu Museum, take an in-depth tour of Yuzo Saeki Atelier Memorial, look for gifts at Kama-Asa Shoten, and admire the masterpieces at The Gotoh Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour itinerary planning website.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in June: highs in Tokyo hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Yokohama, Honma Yosegi Art Museum, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Urayasu Local Museum, Pasar Moyoshi
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Taro Okamoto Museum of Art ©
Taro Okamoto Museum of Art
Ginza ©
Ginza
The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures ©
The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures

3
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.
Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto and Kyoto WaGlass Gion Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Kyoto Station Building and Kyoto Shibori Museum. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Tokkosan Kaburaiji Temple (in Kobe), Onsen Resorts (in Ayabe) and Nara National Museum (in Nara). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hata Rice Terraces, admire the masterpieces at Onishi Seiwemon Museum, contemplate the long history of Miso and Ohara hot spring inn of Ohara no Sato, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shoboji Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokkosan Kaburaiji Temple, Onsen Resorts, Nara National Museum, Hata Rice Terraces
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Kyoto Shibori Museum ©
Kyoto Shibori Museum
Kyoto Station Building ©
Kyoto Station Building
Kyoto WaGlass Gion Gallery ©
Kyoto WaGlass Gion Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, see the interesting displays at Kobe Fugetsudo Museum, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, thenadmire the masterpieces at Sanno Art Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Modern Transportation Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums

Side Trips

Kobe, Kishiwada Danjiri Kaikan
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Sanno Art Museum ©
Sanno Art Museum
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum ©
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
Modern Transportation Museum ©
Modern Transportation Museum

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