18 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

18 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Osaka
1
Osaka
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
3
Tokyo
— 9 nights
End: Tokyo

5
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.
You've added Nara Park, Flower Expo Memorial Park Tsurumi Ryokuchi, Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Osaka online journey planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara Park, Settsukyo Park
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Settsukyo Park ©
Settsukyo Park
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Gion, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: take in the views from Togetsukyo Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip builder website.

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama
Togetsukyo Bridge ©
Togetsukyo Bridge
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

9
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.
You've added Tokyo Disneyland, Ginza Namiki-dori, Showa Kinen Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chidorigafuchi and Asakusa Shrine.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Tokyo Disneyland, Showa Kinen Park
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Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Showa Kinen Park ©
Showa Kinen Park

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