16 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

16 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
You've now added Nara Park to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kemasakuranomiya Park and Mint Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Hase-dera Temple (in Sakurai), Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Kofuku-ji Temple) and Himeji (Himeji Castle, Shoshazan Engyoji, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and make a trip to Shinsekai.

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London, UK to Osaka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Osaka, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji, Hase-dera Temple
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Kemasakuranomiya Park ©
Kemasakuranomiya Park
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

2
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.
To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chidorigafuchi and Asakusa Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Fujiyoshida (Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, Chureito Pagoda, &more), Ashikaga Flower Park (in Ashikaga) and Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal (in Yokohama). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Observatory, Seaside Top, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planning app.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Mt. Takao, Ashikaga Flower Park, Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba
Highlights from your plan
Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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