16 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

16 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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16 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Nara Park, Nigatsu-do Temple, & more) and Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, & more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Kids Plaza Osaka, take a stroll through Dotonbori, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Osaka fast, fun, and easy.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Singapore to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Osaka to be colder, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online route maker .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. December in Kyoto sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 11th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo holiday app .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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