33 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

33 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
2
Mitaka
— 2 nights
3
Hachioji
— 3 nights
4
Uji
— 4 nights
5
Kyoto
— 7 nights
6
Suita
— 4 nights
7
Osaka
— 5 nights

6
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning app.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo. In February, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mitaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
nights
Mitaka

Mitaka ©
Mitaka is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 189,168 and a population density of 11,520 persons per km². On the 7th (Sat), explore the activities along Ochiai River and Minamisawa Springs, take a peaceful walk through The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest, and then enjoy some diversion at Mitaka Central Disaster Prevention Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Kodaira Furusatovillage, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, stroll around Tokyo Metropolitan Koganei Park, thenget lost in a book at Book House in the Astronomical Observatory Forest, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ghibli Museum Mitaka.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mitaka day trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Mitaka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Mitaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hachioji.

Things to do in Mitaka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Koganei, Ochiai River and Minamisawa Springs, Kodaira Furusatovillage, The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest
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The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest ©
The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Tokyo Metropolitan Koganei Park ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Koganei Park

3
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Hachioji

Hachioji ©
The city of Hachioji, nestled in Western Tokyo's Okutama mountain range, draws visitors with its location, flanked by mountains on three sides and providing easy access to hiking trails.
Venture out of the city with trips to Minamisawa Ajisaiyama (in Akiruno), Hachikokuyama Ryokuchi (in Higashimurayama) and Chitoseya (in Hinohara-mura). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takao, pause for some photo ops at Wakakihinohaha Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daihigan-ji Temple, and go for a walk through Kosho no Sakura.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hachioji trip planner.

Hachioji is just a short distance from Mitaka. Traveling from Mitaka in March, you will find days in Hachioji are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Uji.

Things to do in Hachioji

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Akiruno, Hachikokuyama Ryokuchi, Oyamadairi Park, Fukuro Chabo Cafe, Chitoseya
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Hachikokuyama Ryokuchi ©
Hachikokuyama Ryokuchi
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Oyamadairi Park ©
Oyamadairi Park

4
nights
Uji

Uji ©
Lying between Kyoto and Nara, the small city of Uji stands as a place of culture and history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yawata (Yodo River Park Sewaritei District, Iwashimizu Hachimangu, &more), Suntory Yamazaki Distillery (in Shimamoto-cho) and Nagaokakyo (Suntory Kyoto Brewery, Yokokuji Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Byodoin, admire the masterpieces at Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple, and take in the pleasant sights at Ishitera Tea Plantation.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Uji route website.

Getting from Hachioji to Uji by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Hachioji in March, plan for little chillier nights in Uji, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Uji

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Yawata, Oyamazaki-cho, Joyo, Nagaokakyo, kaijyusenji Temple
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Byodoin ©
Byodoin
Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan ©
Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan
Iwashimizu Hachimangu ©
Iwashimizu Hachimangu

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and visit Arashiyama.

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You can take a train from Uji to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Suita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
nights
Suita

Suita ©
A smaller metropolis near Osaka, Suita remains best known for hosting the World's Fair in 1970.
Venture out of the city with trips to Katano (Hoshi no Buranko Bridge & Hoshida Enchi, Osaka Prefecture Parks) and Takatsuki (Akutagawa Ryokuchi, Takatsuki Forest Center, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Daimon-ji Temple, examine the collection at Panasonic Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Ibaraki Kasugaoka Church, and stroll around Expo '70 Commemorative Park.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Suita in an hour. Another option is to drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Suita

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ikeda, Takatsuki, Ibaraki, Katano, Panasonic Museum
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Hoshida Enchi, Osaka Prefecture Parks ©
Hoshida Enchi, Osaka Prefecture Parks
The Tower of the Sun ©
The Tower of the Sun
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda ©
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Tsudoshiroyama Ancient Tomb (in Fujiidera) and The Kuzuharas House (in Tondabayashi). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner.

Osaka is very close to Suita. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tsudoshiroyama Ancient Tomb, The Kuzuharas House
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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