10 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

10 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay

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Tokyo

— 2 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ome (Mitake Valley & Hayabusa Inari Shrine), Honkoji (in Ichikawa) and Refresh Plaza Kashiwa (in Kashiwa). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, take a leisurely stroll along Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, get curious at Kawasaki Robostage, and get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online travel route planner.

Boracay, Philippines to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boracay to Tokyo. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boracay in June, with highs in Tokyo at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Kongorin-ji Temple (in Aisho-cho), Koka (Koka Medicine Museum & Kotokuji Temple) and Toko-ji Temple (in Higashiomi). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, admire the striking features of Ryukoku University Omiya Campus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Obai-in.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Amore Beach (in Akashi), Kobe (Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum & Former Catherine Andersen Residence) and Saho River (in Nara). There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zentsu-ji Temple, make a trip to Matabeezakura, and steep yourself in history at Old Tanaka Residence.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Osaka attractions tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips