30 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

30 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

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30 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Osaka
— 16 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Tokyo
— 13 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

16
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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi), Higashiyama (Sanjusangendo Temple & Kiyomizu-dera Temple) and Kyoto (Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course, Yodoryokuchi Park, & more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and steep yourself in history at Todai-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get much colder in Osaka: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, Koya-cho, Kobe
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 31:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
SpaWorld ©
SpaWorld

13
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.
Attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Edo-Tokyo Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Forest Adventure Mt.Fuji (in Narusawa-mura) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Urayasu, Hakone-machi, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Forest Adventure Mt.Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 13:
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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