15 days in Kyoto, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

15 days in Kyoto, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

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15 days in Kyoto, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
bus + Fly + train:  21​h 15​min
1
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Chuo
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Nanzen-ji Temple. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto attractions planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Kyoto is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem in October, things will get a bit cooler in Kyoto: highs are around 27°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Chuo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

4
nights
Chuo

Chuo ©
Attractions like Kamogawa Sea World and Tokyo Disneyland make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Yamashita Park. Explore Chuo's surroundings by going to Yokohama Port Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal (in Naka), Narita International Airport Terminal 1 (in Narita) and Amatsu Shinmeigu Shrine (in Kamogawa).

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chuo online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Chuo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Chuo

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kamogawa, Urayasu, Yokohama, Narita
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Kamogawa Sea World ©
Kamogawa Sea World
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou and Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills). You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Samurai Museum, wander the streets of Ueno, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip app .

Tokyo is very close to Chuo. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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