13 days in Osaka Prefecture, Kawaguchi & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

13 days in Osaka Prefecture, Kawaguchi & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

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Osaka
— 6 nights
Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Kawaguchi
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Kawaguchi
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Osaka

— 6 nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shinsekai, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kongobu-ji Temple and Koyasan Danjo Garan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dotombori District and Mt. Koya.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Osaka online tour builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Kawaguchi

— 1 night
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kawaguchi Municipal Art Gallery Atlia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Warabi Shrine, and then take in the views from Yatatebashi Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kawaguchi attractions tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Osaka to Kawaguchi. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 4 nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Asakusa or Ginza. Get outdoors at Mt. Takao and Enoshima Island. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, visit Odaiba District, take a stroll through Akihabara, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kawaguchi to Tokyo takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka Prefecture travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Theme Parks · Parks
Osaka Prefecture is a prefecture located in the Kansai region on Honshu, the main island of Japan. The capital is the city of Osaka. It is the center of Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto area. Osaka is one of the two "urban prefectures" of Japan, Kyoto being the other (Tokyo became a "metropolitan prefecture", or to, in 1941).HistoryUntil the Meiji Restoration, the area of Osaka prefecture was known as Kawachi, Izumi, and Settsu provinces.Osaka Prefecture was created on June 21, 1868, at the very beginning of the Meiji era. During the instigation of Fuhanken Sanchisei in 1868, the prefecture received its suffix fu, designating it as an urban prefecture.On September 1, 1956, the city of Osaka was promoted to a city designated by government ordinance and thereby divided into 24 wards.In 2000, Fusae Ota became Japan's first female governor when she replaced Knock Yokoyama, who resigned after prosecution for sexual harassment.

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Tokyo Prefecture travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
A tour of Tokyo Prefecture reveals many eateries, markets, and museums, with sightseeing opportunities available for every type of traveler. Bright bursts of lights and billboards on modern buildings contrast the ornate, traditional architecture there. Don't forget to visit Izu Islands, easily accessible from the capital as an ideal day trip option.