20 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

20 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Osaka
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Kyoto
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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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary site.

If you are flying in from Vietnam, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Himeji (Nishi no Maru, Himeji Castle, &more), Gyoja no Taki (in Izumisano) and Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and don't miss a visit to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Nara to see Todai-ji Temple about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip builder website.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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