5 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

5 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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5 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
train:  3​h 30​min
1
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  3​h
3
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka trip planning app .

Tokyo to Osaka is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Osaka are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
night
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.
To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto planning app .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off toTokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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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.
Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then take a stroll through Ginza, then see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and finally take a stroll through Akihabara.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo itinerary website .

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Ginza ©
Ginza

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