16 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

16 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Billund
Fly:  24 h 30 min
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Billund

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tempozan Ferris Wheel and Mt. Koya. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple & Koyasan Okunoin) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, and meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Osaka visit planning site.

Billund, Denmark to Osaka is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Billund to Osaka, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Billund in June; daily highs in Osaka reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

6
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Tofuku-ji Temple and Tenryuji Temple. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Hikone Castle in Hikone--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Hikone Castle, Lake Biwa
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal and Asakusa Shrine. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Yamashita Park in Yokohama, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills), stroll around Hama Rikyu Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

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Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Yokohama
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal ©
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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