15 days in Osaka, Tokyo & Kobe Itinerary

15 days in Osaka, Tokyo & Kobe Itinerary

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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kobe
— 4 nights
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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 Kyoto (Kiyomizu-dera Temple Niomon, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take in nature's colorful creations at Fujita Teiato Park, admire the striking features of Kuchu Teien Observatory, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Osaka journey planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Osaka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Osaka, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in April: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Osaka to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kobe.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Spas

Kobe

— 4 nights
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shukugawa Park (in Nishinomiya), Himeji (Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, Himeji Castle, &more) and Yoneda Taishiji Temple (in Takasago). There's much more to do: gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, admire the sheer force of Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), steep yourself in history at Ishoan, and examine the collection at Kobe Fashion Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kobe trip app.

Fly from Tokyo to Kobe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips