9 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

9 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 2 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ghibli Museum Mitaka and The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, head outdoors with Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and get a taste of the local shopping with Takeshita Street.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo route planner.

New Delhi, India to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from New Delhi to Tokyo, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in February, expect nights in Tokyo to be little chillier, around °C, while days are colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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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 (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, thencontemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, thentake an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and finally explore the world behind art at Hosomi Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Nishiki Market Shopping District ©
Nishiki Market Shopping District

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dotombori District and Himeji Castle. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Minami (Namba) and Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Himeji (Nishi no Maru & Japan Toy Museum) and Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara Park, &more). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Osaka journey maker app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Osaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Himeji, Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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