11 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

11 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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11 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Singapore

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Koyasan Okunoin and Toshodaiji Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Arima Onsen and Kongobu-ji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara National Museum, & more), Mt. Maya (in Kobe) and Nishinomiya Shrine (in Nishinomiya). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall, make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, and take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary maker tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a 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
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mt. Kurama and Yase Momiji no Komichi. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Pontocho are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip maker .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In August in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

3
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Minato Mirai 21 and Kichijoji. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ueno and Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Yanaka, see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum, and kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tokyo travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Tokyo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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