10 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

10 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
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.
On the 12th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and then wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Osaka is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in January, things will get colder in Osaka: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

4
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Gion and Nijo Castle. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Todai-ji Temple in Nara--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, and admire the natural beauty at Chishaku-in Meisho Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Todai-ji Temple, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Tokyo Disneyland, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Odaiba District.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Tokyo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

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