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: Osaka
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
End: Osaka

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.
Waterfall of Mino has been added to your itinerary. Do your shopping at Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Get some cultural insight at Osaka Castle and Minami (Namba). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, and go for a walk through Ukiyokoji Street.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Osaka online trip maker .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Waterfall of Mino
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Sannenzaka Ninenzaka as well as Arashiyama. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kinkaku-ji and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kyoto day trip website .

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo DisneySea. Head to Ginza and Takeshita Streetfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Sensō-ji and Odaiba. There's more to do: wander the streets of Asakusa and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ginza ©
Ginza

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