13 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

13 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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13 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  3​h
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
You've added Mochiidono Center Gai, Higashimuki Shopping Street, Hōzen-ji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Osaka to Nara to see Nara Park about 54 minutes away.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Osaka using our 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Osaka is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

3
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.
You've added Sagano Romantic Train, Togetsukyo Bridge, Nijo Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nonomiya Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Gion, steep yourself in history at Mikane Shrine, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama Kimono Forest, and make a trip to Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip planning site .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto Station Building, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Tofuku-ji Temple. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building, then steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner .

You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Kyoto Station Building ©
Kyoto Station Building

3
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, Shibuya Parco, Tokyo Tower, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Takeshita Street.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker website .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

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