16 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

16 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly:  14 h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Dubai

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Tokyo Disneyland and Edo-Tokyo Museum. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tokyo is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 5 hours. When traveling from Dubai in August, plan for cooler days in Tokyo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

5
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: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

Plan my day in Kyoto using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Japan and Tsurumi Ryokuchi Pool. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senko-ji Temple, admire the striking features of Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Osaka tour itinerary maker.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Tsurumi Ryokuchi Pool ©
Tsurumi Ryokuchi Pool

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