18 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

18 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Kyoto
— Few hours
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 7 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and explore the world behind art at Ghibli Museum Mitaka.

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Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

few
hours
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Kyoto vacation planning site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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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.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Osaka online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple (in Narita) and Yokohama Chinatown (in Yokohama). See some other sides of Tokyo: get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, wander the streets of Ginza, don't miss a visit to Takeshita Street, and stroll around Yoyogi Park.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo travel planning app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, Yokohama Chinatown
Highlights from your plan
Ginza ©
Ginza
Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

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