14 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

14 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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14 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Get outdoors at Yokohama Nature Sanctuary and Kimono Me. Change things up with a short trip to Yokohama Chinatown in Naka (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Odaiba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and shop like a local with Asakusa.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel tool .

Manila, Philippines to Tokyo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Manila in June: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Yokohama
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Ginza ©
Ginza
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

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.
Gion and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Nishiki Market and Kyoto Station Buildingfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, stop by Musubi Kyoto, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kyoto travel route builder website .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nara Park and Himeji Castle. For shopping fun, head to Dotonbori or Minami (Namba). Step out of Osaka with an excursion to Todai-ji Temple in Nara--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip app .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. July in Osaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji Castle, Jikko Cutlery
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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