9 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

9 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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9 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
End: Narita

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner .

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip app .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): shop like a local with Dotonbori. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory, and then stroll around Nara Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka journey planner .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In December, daytime highs in Osaka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
On the 7th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea, wander the streets of Akihabara, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Tokyo Station Marunouchi Ekimae Hiroba.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Saitama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Ginza ©
Ginza

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