18 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

18 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Yogyakarta
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 7 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Yogyakarta

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Asakusa. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kamogawa Sea World and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Have a day of magic on the 31st (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Observatory, Seaside Top, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour planner.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yogyakarta to Tokyo is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yogyakarta in May: highs in Tokyo hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Urayasu, Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, Kamogawa Sea World
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Kamogawa Sea World ©
Kamogawa Sea World
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and Kyo no Takumifor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and stroll through Nanzen-ji Temple.

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Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

7
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Hankyu Umeda Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Koyasan Okunoin and Koyasan Danjo Garan. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Koya-cho (Kadohama Gomatofu Sohompo, Torodo Temple, &more), Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Kamuro Karukayado (in Hashimoto). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Dotombori District, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and visit Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Osaka itinerary website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara, Kamuro Karukayado
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan

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