22 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

22 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 8 nights
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
3
Osaka
— 8 nights

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland), Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)) and Odawara Kokian (in Odawara). The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Kamakura, Urayasu, Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, Odawara Kokian
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Nara to see Todai-ji Temple about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, visit Arashiyama, and take in the pleasant sights at Gion.

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You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji (Nagoyama Reien Busharito, Himeji Castle, &more), Kobe (Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution & Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)) and Nara (Nara Park, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District, stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, and see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Osaka online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Koya-cho, Nara, Kobe, Zuiganji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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