12 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

12 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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12 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Islamabad

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.
Get some historical perspective at Tokyo National Museum and Sensō-ji. Get in touch with nature at Moroiso Shores and Ueno Zoo. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka), The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Koajiro Forest (in Miura). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Odaiba, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Takeshita Street.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip website .

Karachi, Pakistan to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Karachi to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Karachi in June: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Miura, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Dotonbori or Kyoto Station Building. Get a sense of the local culture at Gion and Kinkaku-ji. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nijo Castle (in Nakagyo), Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi) and Higashiyama (Kiyomizu-dera Temple & Sanjusangendo Temple). There's still lots to do: stroll around Nara Park, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Osaka online tour planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. June in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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