24 days in Kyoto, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

24 days in Kyoto, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

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24 days in Kyoto, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + train:  15​h 30​min
1
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kita
— 6 nights
train:  4​h
3
Tokyo
— 10 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

6
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 inner history buff will appreciate Nijo-jo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get some cultural insight at Gion and Ryoanji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyoto Imperial Palace.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto online day trip planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kyoto is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Kyoto is 8 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

6
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dotonbori and Museum of Oriental Ceramics. For shopping fun, head to Shinsaibashi or Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kita holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kita takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kita

Shopping Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

10
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tokyo National Museum and Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura). You'll explore and learn at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Ghibli Museum. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura), Yokohama (Minato Mirai 21, Nogeyama Zoo, & more) and Urayasu (Ikspiari & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Ginza, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, shop like a local with Asakusa, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Jeunesse Akihabara.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kita to Tokyo. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Yokohama, Urayasu, Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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