24 days in Houston, Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

24 days in Houston, Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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Start: Santiago, Chile
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  13 h 30 min
1
Houston, United States
— Few hours
Fly + Train:  18 h 30 min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Osaka, Japan
— 10 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Santiago, Chile

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Houston, United States

Houston
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip planner.

Santiago, Chile to Houston is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santiago to Houston. In December, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

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Tokyo, Japan

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.
Explore hidden gems such as 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT and Roppongi Sakurazaka. There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at teamLab Borderless.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Houston to Tokyo in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Houston to Tokyo. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in December: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:
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teamLab Borderless ©
teamLab Borderless
21 21 DESIGN SIGHT ©
21 21 DESIGN SIGHT

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Osaka, Japan

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.
Visit Jojakkoji Temple and Shinnyodo Temple for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hosenin and Hogonin Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kyoto (Daikaku-ji, Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, &more), Nara (Todaiji Keidaicho & Daibutsuden) and Sakurai (Omiwa Shrine & Tanzan Shrine). There's much more to do: stop by Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka, shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Honten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hiyoshi-Taisha Shrine, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka holiday planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Otsu, Nara, Sakurai, Kashihara Jingu
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 27:
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Jojakkoji Temple ©
Jojakkoji Temple
Omiwa Shrine ©
Omiwa Shrine
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Shinnyodo Temple

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Do your shopping at Kiddy Land Harajuku and Farmer's Market at UNU. You'll explore and learn at Okada Museum of Art and Ibaraki Nature Museum. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory (in Yokohama), Oyama Afuri Shrine (in Isehara) and Samukawa Shrine (in Samukawa-machi). Explore Tokyo further: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Kyu Iwasakitei Teien, contemplate the waterfront views at Onjuku Beach, and see the interesting displays at Tobu Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo day trip app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory, Oyama Afuri Shrine, Onjuku Beach, Okada Museum of Art, Oyama Rice Terraces
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Oyama Rice Terraces ©
Oyama Rice Terraces
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Samukawa Shrine
Oyama Afuri Shrine ©
Oyama Afuri Shrine

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