12 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

12 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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12 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  8​h
1
Tokyo
— Few hours
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Jakarta

few
hours
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.
To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planning tool .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo is 2 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in October, you will find days in Tokyo are much colder (26°C), and nights are little chillier (18°C). On the 3rd (Thu), you're off toOsaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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.
You've added Gion, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Nijo Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama) and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) Terminal No2 Observation Deck, Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku, Takeshita Street, and other attractions you added. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 10th (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. See some other sides of Tokyo: take a stroll through Odaiba, shop like a local with Ginza, admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station, and get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo vacation app .

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Urayasu, Lake Kawaguchi Pleasure Boat, Gotemba Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

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