17 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

17 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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— 6 nights
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Osaka
— 8 nights

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Senso-ji Temple and Tokyo National Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Asakusa. And it doesn't end there: stop by Odaiba District, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science, and explore the world behind art at National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo vacation planner.

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Calgary to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In April, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Calgary - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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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 Matsue Swimming Beach. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Haradanien, Kinkaku-ji, &more), Himeji (Himeji Castle & Nagoyama Reien Busharito) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more). There's lots more to do: visit Dotombori District, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Kids Plaza Osaka, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Osaka holiday site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Side Trips

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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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