17 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

17 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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17 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
train:  4​h
2
Kita
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 7 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sydney

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Urayasu to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 12th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Tokyo to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Kita.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to HEP FIVE観覧車, don't miss a visit to Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, then make a trip to Abeno Harukas, and finally admire the striking features of Umeda Sky Building.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kita attractions website .

Explore your travel options from Tokyo to Kita with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Kita are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kita

Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street ©
Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street
Umeda Sky Building ©
Umeda Sky Building
Abeno Harukas ©
Abeno Harukas

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Byodoin (in Uji). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkaku-ji Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, and contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Kita to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Byodoin, 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

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