19 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

19 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 6 nights

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (in Kamakura), Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) (in Hakone-machi) and Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in February, with highs in Tokyo at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Lake Kawaguchi, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, stop by Arashiyama, and make a trip to Gion.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip planning tool.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, &more), Koya-cho (Mt. Koya, Koyasan Okunoin, &more) and Himeji (Nishi no Maru, Himeji Castle, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Nara, Koya-cho, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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