21 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

21 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Osaka
— 8 nights
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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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree, and walk around Ueno Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online itinerary builder.

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, daytime highs in Tokyo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more), Gyoja no Taki (in Izumisano) and Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka 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.
Step out of Kyoto to go to Nara and see Todai-ji Temple, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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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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