11 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

11 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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11 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Dotonbori, and then wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Keep things going the next day: walk around Nara Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Todai-ji Temple, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip app .

Mumbai, India to Osaka is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Mumbai to Osaka, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: highs in Osaka hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gion and Nijo Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip site .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Gion
Gion
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

5
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Head to Ginza and Asakusafor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, wander the streets of Odaiba, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ueno Zoo.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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