16 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

16 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

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16 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Singapore

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, Hakone Ropeway, Owaku-dani Valley, and other attractions you added. Bring the kids along to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, get to know the resident critters at Ueno Zoo, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online visit planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Tokyo reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hakone-machi
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Toba Aquarium and Monkey Park Iwatayama. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Arashiyama, don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and admire the striking features of Kyutei Omuro.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Toba Aquarium
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toba Aquarium ©
Toba Aquarium
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama

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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara Park (in Nara) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip maker app .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nara Park, Himeji Castle
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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