60 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

60 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Start: Phoenix
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 20 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 19 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 19 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Phoenix

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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Yokohama (Yamashita Park, Sankeien Gardens, &more), The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest (in Nishitokyo) and The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi). Have a day of magic on the 5th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning app.

Phoenix, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Phoenix to Tokyo. Traveling from Phoenix in June, expect nights in Tokyo to be a bit cooler, around 67°F, while days are much colder, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yokohama, Kamakura, Urayasu, Akiruno, Narita
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

19
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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Higashiomi (Hitomi Winery, Gokasyo Omisyonin House Of Tonomura Shigurutei, &more), Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Nishiyama Park (in Nagaokakyo). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Otsu, Higashiomi, Maizuru, Fukuchiyama, Lake Biwa
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

19
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Koya-cho (Saito, Kongobu-ji Temple, &more), Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more) and Shimin Fureai no Sato (in Osakasayama). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, and see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary site.

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In July, daytime highs in Osaka are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kobe, Nara, Koya-cho, Hyogo Prefecture, Tsudoshiroyama Ancient Tomb
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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