27 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Takachiho-cho Itinerary

27 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Takachiho-cho Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 20 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
+2
Foot + Fly + Bus:  5 h
3
Takachiho-cho
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Tokyo

20
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.
You've now added Suigian to your itinerary. Visit Senso-ji Temple and Nezu Shrine for their historical value. Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Kanda Myojin capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Morito Beach (in Hayama-machi), Chigogafuchi Marine Plateau (in Enoshima) and Kamakura (Kokuzodo, Shichirigahama Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, and take a stroll through Yanaka District.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama, Atami, Hakone-machi, Fujiyoshida
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Yanaka District ©
Yanaka District
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

3
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 Kinkaku-ji as well as Dotombori District. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Hozenji Yokocho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hōzen-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, and finally take a stroll through Minami (Namba). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Osaka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip builder app.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

3
nights
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Takachiho Gorge has been added to your itinerary. Visit Takachiho Shrine and Amano Iwato Shrine for their historical value. Visiting Manai Falls and Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Takachiho-cho: Sumie Beach (in Nobeoka) and Omi Shrine (in Hyuga). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aratate Shrine, and steep yourself in history at Kushifuru Shrine.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Takachiho-cho online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Osaka to Takachiho-cho takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sumie Beach, Omi Shrine
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Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine

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