15 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

15 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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15 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin, Mt. Koya, & more), Chinatown (Nankinmachi) (in Chuo) and Nara (Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple, & more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, admire all the interesting features of Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, and wander the streets of Dotonbori.

Plan trip to Osaka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, expect Osaka to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Kobe, Senri Riverbank
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

5
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 find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Chubu Park (in Toin-cho), Byodoin (in Uji) and Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto journey planner.

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kofuku-ji Temple, Chubu Park, Byodoin, Enryaku-ji Shakado
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura), Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip maker .

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Urayasu, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kōtoku-in
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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