15 days in Osaka Prefecture & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

15 days in Osaka Prefecture & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

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15 days in Osaka Prefecture & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  18​h
1
Osaka
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Dublin

5
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.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Osaka travel route planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Osaka is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dublin to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Osaka: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jikko Cutlery
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

8
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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Ghibli Museum Mitaka in Mitaka, approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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