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: Singapore
Fly:  14 h
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Singapore

3
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.
Himeji Castle and Kasuga Grand Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Go for a jaunt from Osaka to Nara to see Nara Park about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Dotonbori, view the masterpieces at Daimaru Museum Umeda, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Osaka vacation planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Singapore to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, things will get colder in Osaka: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji Castle
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Gion, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip tool .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sensō-ji and Asakusa. Kids will enjoy Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Fukagawa Edo Museum. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba, shop like a local with Ginza, and don't miss a visit to Takeshita Street.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo road trip app .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ginza ©
Ginza

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