13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Dubai

1
night
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.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dubai to Tokyo. When traveling from Dubai in June, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

3
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.
On the 17th (Mon), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Matsumoto Sake Brewery, examine the collection at Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benzaiten Chokeiji Temple, then wander the streets of Fushimi Suigo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gokonomiya Shrine. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Uji River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Byodoin, then don't miss a visit to Hokai-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anyo Temple / Tachikikannon.

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Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Uji, Anyo Temple / Tachikikannon
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Gokonomiya Shrine ©
Gokonomiya Shrine
Byodoin ©
Byodoin
Benzaiten Chokeiji Temple ©
Benzaiten Chokeiji Temple

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Koyasan Okunoin and Kii Fudoki No Oka Museum of Archaeology and Folklore. Get some cultural insight at Kongosanmaiin and Shorinji. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Wakayama (Site of Miyama Batttery & Itakiso Shrine), Rinku Premium Outlets (in Izumisano) and Koya-cho (Kadohama Gomatofu Sohompo, Saito, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Tannowa Beach, steep yourself in history at Ruins of Takatori Castle, explore the ancient world of Fujiwara Ancient Palace Ruin, and make a trip to Sanada Ancient Ruin.

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Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In June, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Wakayama, Kudoyama-cho, Tannowa Beach, Shorinji
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Itakiso Shrine ©
Itakiso Shrine
Kongosanmaiin ©
Kongosanmaiin

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
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Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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