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: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Family-friendly places like Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo visit planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from Singapore to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Tokyo is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©

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.
Attractions like Monkey Park Iwatayama and Toei Kyoto Studio Park make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto journey builder site .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toei Kyoto Studio Park ©
Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama

2
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.
On the 29th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka online vacation planner .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In December, daytime highs in Osaka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and finally get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, and then see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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