13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
4
Minato
— 3 nights

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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 Ghibli Museum Mitaka, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan and Oishii Food Tours. Senso-ji Temple and Kichijoji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: visit Akihabara and don't miss a visit to Imperial Palace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online holiday builder.

Orlando, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Orlando to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In July in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Kichijoji, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

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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 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then take a stroll through Gion, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

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You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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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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.
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and then take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Osaka online holiday planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Minato.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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Minato

Minato
Home to many foreign embassies, Minato in central Tokyo draws tourists with its diverse shopping and entertainment scenes.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Minato itinerary website.

You can take a train from Osaka to Minato in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Minato are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Minato

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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