13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  25​h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Minato
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Orlando

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Ghibli Museum, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan and Oishii Tokyo Food Tours. Popular historic sites such as Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akihabara and Kichijoji. There's more to do: make a trip to The Tsukiji Market.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo itinerary planner.

Orlando, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Orlando to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Orlando in July, plan for slightly colder days in Tokyo, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Kichijoji, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

2
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.
On the 24th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Taisha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Gion, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough 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

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 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tōdai-ji. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsaibashi, and then wander the streets of Dotonbori.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka custom trip planner.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In July, daytime highs in Osaka are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Minato.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

3
nights
Minato

Minato
Home to many foreign embassies, Minato in central Tokyo draws tourists with its diverse shopping and entertainment scenes.
To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Minato travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and tram from Osaka to Minato in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Osaka, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Minato, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 78°F. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Minato

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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