16 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

16 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
2
Osaka
— 9 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hase-dera Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Tokyo National Museum. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Katori Jingu Shrine (in Katori), Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita) and Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple & Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)). There's lots more to do: visit Ueno District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, make a trip to Nezu Shrine, and wander the streets of Odaiba District.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary builder website.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Narita, Katori Jingu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

9
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.
Visit Kinkaku-ji and Nanzen-ji Temple for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Tenryuji Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Sakurai (Hase-dera Temple & Omiwa Shrine), Kashihara Jingu (in Kashihara) and Muroji Temple (in Uda). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, and stroll through Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka tour website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Koya-cho, Nara, Sakurai, Koka
Highlights from your plan
Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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