14 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

14 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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14 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  13​h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

2
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.
To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo vacation planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Tokyo is 17 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 4°C at night. You will leave for Osaka on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Umeda Sky Building, Mt. Wakakusa, Kasuga Grand Shrine, and other attractions. Get some cultural insight at Dotonbori and Minami (Namba). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka online itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off toKyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Daigo-ji Temple Goju Tower, Yasaka Shrine, Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Gion, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary planning website .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. December in Kyoto sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. You will leave for Tokyo on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Kyoto

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

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Odaiba, Ginza Six, Kabukicho, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Sensō-ji and Omoide Yokocho. Explore Tokyo further: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

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