16 days in Osaka, Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

16 days in Osaka, Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dotombori District and Nigatsu-do Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Nara Park (in Nara). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle and stop by Shimada Shoten.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Osaka day trip planning tool.

Honolulu, USA to Osaka is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 19 hours traveling from Honolulu to Osaka. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in September; daily highs in Osaka reach °F and lows reach °F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji Castle
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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.
Do your shopping at Asakusa and Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba District and Tokyo National Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Yokohama Chinatown (in Yokohama), The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Central Railway Station, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tokyo travel route website.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Yokohama Chinatown, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kōtoku-in
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Head to Kyo no Takumi and M's KYOTO INFORMATION CENTERfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Gion, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Asahiyaki
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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