17 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

17 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
2
Osaka
— 8 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Ginza and Asakusa. Get in touch with nature at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Mt. Takao. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Hakone-machi (Haokone Yunohana Golf Course, Pola Museum of Art, &more), Minamisawa Ajisaiyama (in Akiruno) and Hayama-machi (Morito Beach & Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi). There's still lots to do: stop by Odaiba District, appreciate the extensive heritage of Imperial Palace, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planning app.

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Calgary to Tokyo. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Kamakura, Hayama-machi, Mt. Takao, Ochiai River and Minamisawa Springs
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

8
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Osaka Castle will appeal to history buffs. Kinkaku-ji and Arashiyama are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Kyoto (Ryoanji Temple, Nishijin Textile Center, &more), Akashi (Okura Beach & Matsue Swimming Beach) and Ichizo Kobayashi Memorial Museum (in Ikeda). The adventure continues: visit Dotombori District, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and browse the exhibits of Mint Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. May in Osaka sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Akashi, Himeji Castle, Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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