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: Jakarta
Fly + train:  11​h 45​min
1
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kita
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
3
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Jakarta

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.
Get outdoors at Nara Park and Mt. Wakakusa. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gion and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monkey Park Iwatayama, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planning site .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Kyoto is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Kyoto is 2 hours. In June, Kyoto is slightly colder than Jakarta - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Nara
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Gion
Gion
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

3
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Osaka Castle and Dotonbori. Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan will thrill your kids. Step out of Kita with an excursion to Mount Miwa in Sakurai--about 1h 15 min away.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kita driving holiday planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Kita by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kita are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Parks Baths

Side Trips

Osaka, Mount Miwa
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Tokyo National Museum and Senso-ji Temple. Appreciate the collections at Edo-Tokyo Museum and National Museum of Nature and Science. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Ghibli Museum (in Mitaka) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Urayasu). Have a day of magic on the 5th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), wander the streets of Ginza, don't miss a visit to The Tsukiji Market, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Kita to Tokyo with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Tokyo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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