18 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

18 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
3
Osaka
— 5 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Localized Free Walking Tour as well as Robot Restaurant. Head to Ginza and Asakusafor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) and Lake Kawaguchi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji), Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen) (in Fujiyoshida) and Hakone-machi (Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu & The Hakone Open-Air Museum). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the masterpieces at Yokohama Museum of Art, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planning site.

Trieste, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Trieste to Tokyo. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Yokohama, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Omuro Sengen Shrine (Shimosengen), Lake Kawaguchi
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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.
Shisha Cafe Velvet Kyoto has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Tokugawa Art Museum (in Nagoya). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Daimonji, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kyoto vacation builder tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Todai-ji Temple, Tokugawa Art Museum
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Visit Himeji Castle and Osaka Castle for their historical value. Let the collections at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall capture your imagination. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Himeji (Nagoyama Reien Busharito, Koko-en, &more) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Dotombori District, shop like a local with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and stop by Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Osaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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