16 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

16 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  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 Nara (Nara Park, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more) and Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &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 observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Osaka journey planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. 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, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can 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
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo vacation builder website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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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