14 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Osaka Prefecture & Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

14 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Osaka Prefecture & Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

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14 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Osaka Prefecture & Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  18​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  30​min
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City

4
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo travel route tool .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to Tokyo, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuwait City in October, plan for colder days in Tokyo, with highs around 26°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, and see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osaka driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

5
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kyoto attractions planner.

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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