6 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kakogawa Itinerary

6 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kakogawa Itinerary

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6 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kakogawa Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 1 day
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kakogawa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Tokyo

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day
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.
On the 9th (Tue), wander the streets of Ginza, then kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, and finally take a stroll through Ueno.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Beaches Outdoors
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Ueno ©
Ueno
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ginza ©
Ginza

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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 MariCAR Osaka, Waterfall of Mino and Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki). On the 10th (Wed), examine the collection at Modern Transportation Museum, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, admire the sheer force of Waterfall of Mino, admire the sheer force of Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), then let the kids burn off some steam at Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach, and finally examine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Mint Museum, examine the collection at CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, get engrossed in the history at Muko City Cultural Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally tour by night with MariCAR Osaka.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka day trip planning website .

Take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kakogawa.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), Muko City Cultural Museum, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA ©
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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nights
Kakogawa

Kakogawa ©
Kakogawa is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoshinji Temple as well as Ikuta Shrine. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyoshinji Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikuta Shrine, go for a walk through Himeji Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagoyama Reien Busharito, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shimmaiko Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kakogawa travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kakogawa takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Osaka in July, plan for little chillier days in Kakogawa, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Kakogawa

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Himeji, Ikuta Shrine, Shimmaiko Beach, Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Ikuta Shrine ©
Ikuta Shrine
Nagoyama Reien Busharito ©
Nagoyama Reien Busharito

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