11 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

11 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  11 h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Kyoto
— 1 day
Train:  3 h
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Jakarta

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.
Bring the kids along to Edo-Tokyo Museum and Senso-ji Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tokyo National Museum and Odaiba District. There's still lots to do: discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland and get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in December; daily highs in Tokyo reach 14°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

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.
Get some historical perspective at Himeji Castle and Osaka Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dotombori District and Nara Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Todaiji Temple Cultural Center (in Nara) and Naifs (in Kobe). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Osaka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji Castle, Naifs
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, thenexplore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and then take in the exciting artwork at Asahiyaki.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kyoto are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Shopping Historic Sites Classes

Side Trip

Asahiyaki
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Nishiki Market Shopping District ©
Nishiki Market Shopping District
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take a stroll through Akihabara, thenget to know the fascinating history of Fukagawa Edo Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Kōtoku-in. On your second day here, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kōtoku-in
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Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

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