19 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

19 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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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.
Head to Ginza and enwsp Ginzafor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Edo-Tokyo Museum and The Hakone Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Jōdo-shū Daihonzan Kōmyōji, Kōtoku-in, &more), Hakone-machi (Hakone Stone‐paved Road & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)) and Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg. & Lake Kawaguchi). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Odaiba District, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and make a trip to Tokyo National Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planning site.

Trieste, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Trieste to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Koajiro Forest, Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya and Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura. Shop till you drop at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Nishijin Textile Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nagaokakyo Municipal Nakayama Shuichi Memorial Museum (in Nagaokakyo) and Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple (in Uji). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, visit Gion, examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nagaokakyo Municipal Nakayama Shuichi Memorial Museum, Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dotombori District and Osaka Castle. Shop till you drop at Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street and Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Himeji (Himeji City Museum of Literature, Himeji Castle, &more), Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Kobe (Kobe Fashion Museum & Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum). There's more to do: examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and take an in-depth tour of Peace Osaka.

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Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji, Kobe, Koshien History Museum, The World Money Box Museum
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 2:
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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