8 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

8 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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8 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Hong Kong

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Tokyo National Museum and Sensō-ji are in your itinerary. Edo-Tokyo Museum and National Museum of Nature and Science will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take a stroll through Ginza, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo.

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Hong Kong, China to Tokyo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Hong Kong in April, expect nights in Tokyo to be cooler, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Oriental Ceramics and CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA. Popular historic sites such as Nijo Castle and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine are in your itinerary. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji & Gion). It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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