19 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

19 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 11 nights

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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 now added Universal Studios Japan to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Kuromon Market. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka tour planning website.

Muscat, Oman to Osaka is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Muscat in May, with highs in Osaka at 29°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Nara Park
4.5
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0
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World heritage site
Todai-ji Temple
4.7

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Kinkaku-ji and Sanjusangendo Temple will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker tool.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Nijo Castle
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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 Sakura Photo Studio, Ueno Park, Tokyo Disneyland, and other attractions. Visit Senso-ji Temple and The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Odaiba District and Hase-dera Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Hakone-machi (Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)), Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in) and Yokohama Nature Sanctuary (in Yokohama). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Asakusa, shop like a local with Ginza, and get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
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Neighborhood
Odaiba District
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Religious Site
Kōtoku-in
4.3

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