16 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

16 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  9 h 45 min
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Tokyo
— 6 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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more) and Nara (Nara Park, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, and wander the streets of Dotombori.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Osaka journey planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Osaka is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

4
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Arashiyama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto sightseeing planning site.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

6
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.
Have a day of magic on the 11th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and visit Odaiba.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. December in Tokyo sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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