12 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

12 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Kyoto
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Osaka
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Kyoto
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Tokyo
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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 Pokemon Center Tokyo DX, Kamakura Komachidori, Hayao Miyazaki's Nippon Television Giant Clock, and other attractions you added. Head to Asakusa and Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko)for some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Senso-ji Temple and Kōtoku-in. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) & Hase-dera Temple). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Odaiba District, admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station, and examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Milan to Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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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, Kyoto Station Building, Nijo Castle, and other attractions you added. On the 8th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, take a stroll through Gion, then shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Gion
Gion

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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 now added Universal Studios Japan to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, then take a stroll through Dotombori District, then wander the streets of Minami (Namba), and finally wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

Start your trip to Osaka by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks
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Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Nara Park and Kinkaku-ji. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, and finally stroll around Nara Park.

Discover how to plan a Kyoto trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Heian Shrine
Heian Shrine

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tsukiji Hitachiya as well as Lake Kawaguchi. See some other sides of Tokyo: wander the streets of Akihabara and buy something for everyone on your list at TOKYO Solamachi.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
TOKYO Solamachi ©
TOKYO Solamachi

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