16 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

16 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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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 Tokyo National Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita), Katori Jingu Shrine (in Katori) and Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple & Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)). There's lots more to do: visit Yanaka District, steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Kanda Myojin, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

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 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°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 Tenryuji Temple for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Kasuga Grand Shrine and Toji. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Muroji Temple (in Uda), Sakurai (Hase-dera Temple & Omiwa Shrine) and Kashihara Jingu (in Kashihara). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, admire the masterpieces at Miho Museum, and stroll through Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 51°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, Nara, Koya-cho, Koka, Sakurai
Highlights from your plan
Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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