13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Tokyo is 8 hours. In July, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, 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. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Osaka

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho) and Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and make a trip to Kuromon Market.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka road trip app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips