17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 8 nights
2
Osaka
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights

8
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Asakusa Shrine, Hozomon, Chiku Chiku Cafe, and other attractions. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Akihabara, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online visit planner.

Zagreb, Croatia to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zagreb to Tokyo is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in May; daily highs in Tokyo reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. You will leave for Osaka on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

1
night
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, walk around Nara Park, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Senko-ji Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Osaka vacation builder app.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji Castle
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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 out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan & Kuchu Teien Observatory), Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Himeji (Koko-en & Shoshazan Engyoji). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and admire the striking features of Kyutei Omuro.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Himeji, Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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