14 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

14 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 3 nights

7
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.
Bar High Five has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Kiyose Sunflower Farm and Mejiro no Mori. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nezu Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Musashino to see Kichijoji about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Ginza Itoya Hontren, admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, and steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel route builder site.

Mexico City, Mexico to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Mexico City to Tokyo. When traveling from Mexico City in February, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kichijoji, Kiyose Sunflower Farm
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Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Kanda Myojin ©
Kanda Myojin

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, thensee the interesting displays at Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum, and finally go for a walk through Gion. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hiei, look for all kinds of wild species at Yase Momiji no Komichi, thenstop by Ippodo Tea Kyoto, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, and finally explore the activities along Kamogawa River.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Gion
Gion

3
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.
Head to Dotombori District and Hankyu Umeda Hontenfor some retail therapy. Kawasaki Good Times World and Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more) and Onsen Resorts (in Kobe). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Nipponbashi Denden Town, make a trip to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and stop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Osaka trip builder website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Kobe, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda ©
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda

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