10 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

10 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

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10 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Osaka
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
2
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
3
Osaka
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

4
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.
Visit Kinkaku-ji and Ryoanji Temple for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Arashiyama and Todai-ji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall (in Nara), Sakai (Jikko Cutlery & Alphonse Mucha Museum) and Kyoto (Kyoto Isshu Trail Higashiyama Course, Kyoto National Museum, & more). There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka online trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Vietnam, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyoto, Sakai, Nara
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Ryoanji Temple ©
Ryoanji Temple
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Visiting Ueno Zoo and Kimono Me will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Ghibli Museum Mitaka in Mitaka (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, take a stroll through Ginza, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and shop like a local with Asakusa.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planning site .

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

1
night
Osaka

Osaka ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): wander the streets of Dotonbori, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner .

Take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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