13 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

13 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 9 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 9 nights
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.
Attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Odawara Kokian (in Odawara), Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo vacation maker tool.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport, Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base and Yokota Air Base. December in Tokyo sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

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Osaka

— 3 nights
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.
On the 14th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip builder app.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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