15 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Singapore

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Tokyo Disneyland.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary website.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In November in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto Station Building, Nishiki Market Shopping District, Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get your game on at NINJA VR KYOTO, then don't miss a visit to Sanjo Bridge, and then shop like a local with Shinkyogoku Shopping District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, browse for treasures at Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura, then don't miss a visit to Gion, and finally browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kyoto attractions app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
NINJA VR KYOTO ©
NINJA VR KYOTO
Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura ©
Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tempozan Ferris Wheel, Last Samurai, Kuromon Market, and other attractions you added. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en) and Nara Park (in Nara). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Dotombori, take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Osaka vacation planning website.

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. November in Osaka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Himeji, Nara Park
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Fuji. Attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and National Museum of Nature and Science make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) (in Hakone-machi) and Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi). See even more of Tokyo: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Tokyo Sea Life Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Lake Kawaguchi
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

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