22 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

22 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 10 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), Oshino Hakkai, Harajuku Station, and other attractions. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Akihabara, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Tokyo at 17°C and lows at 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Asahido Honten, Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, Ginkakuji Temple, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and don't miss a visit to Bamboo Forest Street.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Gion
Gion

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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.
You've added Himeyama Park, Okayama Castle, Isuien Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en) and Nara Park (in Nara). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, go for a walk through Ukiyokoji Street, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will leave for home on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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