16 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

16 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 6 nights
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.
For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo online attractions planner.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in May: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. You will leave for Kyoto on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 24 — 31:

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

Osaka

— 3 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, make a trip to Kuromon Market, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakanoshima Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Osaka online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In June in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6: