19 days in Kyoto, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

19 days in Kyoto, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 4 nights
2
Osaka
— 6 nights
3
Tokyo
— 7 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Nara to see Todai-ji Temple about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planning app.

Cairo, Egypt to Kyoto is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairo in December, with highs in Kyoto at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more), Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho) and Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, stroll around Nara Park, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Osaka journey maker app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji, Mt. Koya, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi), Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland) and Odawara Kokian (in Odawara). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

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Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Odawara Kokian
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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