7 days in Tokyo, Kyoto Prefecture & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Tokyo, Kyoto Prefecture & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

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7 days in Tokyo, Kyoto Prefecture & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Odaiba and then discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo journey planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from Singapore to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Singapore in September; daily highs in Tokyo reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally wander the streets of Gion. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and finally see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori, and then walk around Nara Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary maker app .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara Park, Jikko Cutlery, The World Money Box Museum
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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