17 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

17 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Davide Lowenstein

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Tokyo
— Few hours
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
4
Tokyo
— 10 nights

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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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online attractions planner.

Venice, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Venice to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Venice in May, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kyoto International Manga Museum, Nanzen-ji Temple, Nijo Castle, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto online tour planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
You've now added Universal Studios Japan to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Osaka road trip planning app.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Osaka are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kasuga Grand Shrine
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Kuchu Teien Observatory ©
Kuchu Teien Observatory

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Robot Restaurant. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Odawara Kokian (in Odawara), The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura). See some other sides of Tokyo: engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, make a trip to Tokyo Central Railway Station, admire the natural beauty at Takanashi Milk Rose Garden, and wander the streets of Takeshita Street.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Yokohama, Odawara Kokian, Sojiji, Kamiyatsuno Okusuu, Hijiri Falls
Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 5:
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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