11 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

11 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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11 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Disneyland. Get outdoors at Mt. Takao and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). Discover out-of-the-way places like Asakusa Shrine and Ginza Itoya Hontren. Change things up with a short trip to Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) in Kamakura (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, browse the exhibits of Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kokyo Gaien National Garden.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder site .

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In June, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Singapore - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mt. Takao, Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally look for gifts at Ippodo Tea Kyoto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-in Temple, then contemplate the long history of Ninna-ji Temple, and then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stop by Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodaiji Temple, then take a stroll through Dotonbori, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka online holiday planner .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Toshodaiji Temple
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Toshodaiji Temple ©
Toshodaiji Temple
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

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