18 days in Osaka Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

18 days in Osaka Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
3
Tokyo
— 5 nights
4
Mitaka
— 3 nights

4
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.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, shop like a local with Dotombori District, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Osaka online holiday builder.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Osaka is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Osaka is 6 hours. Traveling from Dammam in January, you will find days in Osaka are much colder (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Former Nishio Family House
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip maker app.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mitaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

3
nights
Mitaka

Mitaka ©
Mitaka is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 189,168 and a population density of 11,520 persons per km². On the 18th (Sat), explore the activities along Ochiai River and Minamisawa Springs, delve into the lush surroundings at The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest, and then examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Mitaka Central Disaster Prevention Park, thenengage your brain at Tamarokuto Science Center, and then browse the collection at Book House in the Astronomical Observatory Forest.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mitaka driving holiday site.

Getting from Tokyo to Mitaka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. January in Mitaka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mitaka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Nishitokyo, Ochiai River and Minamisawa Springs, Tama River
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The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest ©
The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest
Tamarokuto Science Center ©
Tamarokuto Science Center
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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