17 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

17 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Osaka
— 7 nights

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Tokyo

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Senso-ji Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine are in your itinerary. Odaiba District and Edo-Tokyo Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Odawara Castle Tenshukaku (in Odawara), Kamakura (Catholic Yukinosita Church, Kōtoku-in, &more) and Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Hakone Venetian Glass Museum). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Calgary to Tokyo, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

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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.
Get outdoors at Nara Park and Okura Beach. You'll explore and learn at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Kyoto National Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle), Matsue Swimming Beach (in Akashi) and Kyoto (Nishiki Market Shopping District, Gion, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, and get a sense of history and politics at Mint Museum.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Osaka are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Side Trips

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

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