16 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

16 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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16 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Osaka
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Paris

7
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Disneyland. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Paris, France to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Paris to Tokyo. In March, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Higashiyama (Sanjusangendo Temple & Kiyomizu-dera Temple), Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi) and Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji & Gion). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Dotonbori, learn and have fun at Ninja-Do, and go for a walk through Himeji Castle.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Himeji Castle
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Ninja-Do ©
Ninja-Do

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