10 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

10 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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10 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kyoto
— 1 day
train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Jakarta

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tokyo Central Railway Station, Zojo-ji Temple, Wako Ginza, and other attractions. Have a day of magic on the 24th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, walk around Ueno Park, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo is 2 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in May, expect Tokyo to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tokyo Disneyland, Anata no Warehouse, Kawasaki
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to Kuromon Market, then take a stroll through Dotonbori, and then take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Osaka road trip planner .

Take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Kuchu Teien Observatory ©
Kuchu Teien Observatory

1
day
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 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto tour itinerary builder tool .

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Heian Shrine ©
Heian Shrine

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Higashinada) and Nara (Nara Park & Kofuku-ji Temple). See even more of Osaka: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and examine the collection at Glico Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Himeji Castle
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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