11 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

11 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Start: Bangkok
Fly:  4 h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
End: Tokyo

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 Asakusa, Ginza, Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Central Railway Station, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder website.

Bangkok, Thailand to Tokyo is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Tokyo. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in December: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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 Ryoanji Temple, Bamboo Forest Street and Nishiki Market Shopping District. On the 30th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District and then take a stroll through Gion. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Bamboo Forest Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, then don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Nara Park (in Nara). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Kuromon Market, and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Osaka road trip planning app.

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. January in Osaka sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Himeji Castle, Nara Park
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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