14 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

14 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
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Tokyo

— 4 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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planning website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Jakarta, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine & Nara Park) and Himeji (Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, Himeji Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and make a trip to Kuromon Market.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip tool.

You can fly from Tokyo to Osaka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

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Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping