15 days in Kyoto, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

15 days in Kyoto, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 4 nights
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
3
Tokyo
— 5 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, get your game on at Arashiyama Authentic Maiko Experience Studio Kokoro, tour or see a game at NINJA VR KYOTO, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Kyoto is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Kyoto, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in March: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
NINJA VR KYOTO ©
NINJA VR KYOTO
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine & Nara Park) and Himeji (Nishi no Maru, Himeji Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, see the interesting displays at Mizuno Sportology Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District, and have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Osaka online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Nara
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tokyo route maker.

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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owlcafe akibafukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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