16 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

16 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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16 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights
End: Tokyo

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kamogawa Sea World and Samurai Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Naka (Sankeien Gardens & Yokohama Port Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal) and Ashikaga Flower Park (in Ashikaga). Have a day of magic on the 8th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, contemplate the long history of Yasukuni Shrine, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yokohama, Kamogawa Sea World, Tokyo Disneyland, Ashikaga Flower Park
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Ashikaga Flower Park ©
Ashikaga Flower Park
Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Mint Museum, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

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You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

3
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.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Ninna-ji Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planning tool .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pola Museum of Art and Mori Art Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). See even more of Tokyo: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, stroll around Ueno Park, take a stroll through Akihabara, and explore and take pictures at Ryogoku Kokugikan.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online route builder .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Tokyo DisneySea
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Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Food Tours
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum

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