19 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

19 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
2
Osaka
— 5 nights
3
Kyoto
— 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.
Magical Trip Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Food Tours has been added to your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Nugoo, Ninotorii. You'll get in some beach time at Moroiso Shores and Akiya, Tateishi Coast. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Miura (Koajiro Forest & Miura Kaingan Beach), Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Sankodai, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, &more) and Mitaka (National Maritime Research Institute & Ghibli Museum Mitaka). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, stop by Akihabara, get outside with Morito Beach, and wander the streets of Odaiba District.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Dallas to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in July: highs in Tokyo hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Miura, Kamakura, Mitaka, Morito Beach
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

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.
Get some historical perspective at Himeji Castle and Kofuku-ji Temple. Museum-lovers will appreciate Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Tegarayama Exchange Station. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more), Akashi (Okura Beach, Matsue Swimming Beach, &more) and Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Dotombori District, stop by Minami (Namba), shop like a local with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Osaka day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji, Akashi, Kobe, Mt. Koya
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya and Fuuka-Kimono. Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, visit Arashiyama, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto online vacation maker.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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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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