11 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

11 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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Osaka
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Kyoto
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Tokyo
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Nara Park and Mt. Maya. Discover out-of-the-way places like Koyasan Okunoin and Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara National Museum, &more), Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan & Kongobu-ji Temple) and Arima Onsen (in Kobe). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Dotombori District, don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishinomiya Shrine.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka day trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Kobe, Nishinomiya Shrine, Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Visiting Mt. Kurama and Yase Momiji no Komichi will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Pontocho District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanzen-ji Temple, and go for a walk through Gion.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ueno District and Samurai Museum. Step out of Tokyo to go to Musashino and see Kichijoji, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's more to do: take a stroll through Yanaka District and kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel route planning website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, Kichijoji
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Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Yanaka District ©
Yanaka District

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