10 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

10 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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10 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

4
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.
You've added Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market, Akihabara, Harajuku Station, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Ueno and Asakusa Shrine. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in September: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Ueno ©
Ueno
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Philosopher's Walk as well as Nishiki Market Shopping District. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kyoto are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Minoo Park as well as Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and Hōzen-ji Temple. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle and examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnology.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary planner .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Minoo Park, National Museum of Ethnology
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Minoo Park ©
Minoo Park

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