14 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

14 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
3
Osaka
— 5 nights

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hase-dera Temple and Tokyo National Museum. You'll explore and learn at Fire Museum and Samurai Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Narita (Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple & Naritasan Omote Sando) and Kamakura (Jizodo, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ueno District, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, and stop by Yanaka District.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip builder site.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Narita
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Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tenryuji Temple and Kodai-ji Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kinkaku-ji and Nanzen-ji Temple. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Omihachiman (Hachiman-bori & House of Nishikawa Jingoro) and Hikone (玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園, Hikone Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.

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Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hikone, Omihachiman, Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
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Hikone Castle ©
Hikone Castle
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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.
Appreciate the collections at Mint Museum and Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda. Step out of the city life by going to Nara Park and Mt. Maya. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more), Sakurai (Omiwa Shrine & Hase-dera Temple) and Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asazawasha Shrine, get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, and get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Osaka attractions planning site.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara, Sakurai, Kobe, Horyu-ji Temple
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Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple

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