18 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

18 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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18 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Nara Park, Flower Expo Memorial Park Tsurumi Ryokuchi, Shinsaibashi, and other attractions.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka online day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°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

Settsukyo Park, Nara Park
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel
Harukas 300 Observation Deck ©
Harukas 300 Observation Deck

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. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Togetsukyo Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto road trip website .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tokyo Disneyland, Ginza Namiki-dori, Showa Kinen Park, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Chidorigafuchi and Asakusa Shrine.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

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

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