14 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

14 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

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Milan, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Tokyo is 8 hours. Traveling from Milan in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

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: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Nijo Castle, examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto online travel planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Osaka

— 3 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.
On the 22nd (Thu), examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, stop by Shimada Shoten, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites