13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan Trip Planner

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
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Minato
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 3 nights
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 day by day itinerary now includes Ghibli Museum Mitaka, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan and Oishii Food Tours. Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Kichijoji in Musashino, about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: take a stroll through Akihabara.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Orlando to Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Kyoto

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then take a stroll through Gion, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

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You can fly from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Osaka

— 2 nights
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.
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and then take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Osaka online holiday planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a train to Minato.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Minato

— 3 nights
Home to many foreign embassies, Minato in central Tokyo draws tourists with its diverse shopping and entertainment scenes.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Minato itinerary website.

You can take a train from Osaka to Minato in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Minato are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Minato

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Tokyo travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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. During a trip to Tokyo, visitors should seek out both the bustle--like the pulsing nightlife in Shinjuku or the world-famous multidirectional intersection in Shibuya--and the calm--like the soft pink cherry blossoms in Ueno and the quiet order of an urban teahouse. Among the most popular attractions in Tokyo are the medieval shrines and temples, the sprawling public parks replete with traditional landscaped gardens, and the soaring skyscrapers and radio towers whose observation decks look out over a dazzling city, day and night.