19 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

19 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Tokyo

— 7 nights
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.
Magical Trip Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Food Tours has been added to your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Nugoo, Ninotorii. You'll get in some beach time at Moroiso Shores and Akiya, Tateishi Coast. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Zushi Beach (in Zushi), Miura (Koajiro Forest & Miura Kaingan Beach) and Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Sankodai, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Odaiba District, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour itinerary maker.

Dallas, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to Tokyo, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Osaka

— 5 nights
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 some historical perspective at Himeji Castle and Osaka Castle. Museum-lovers will appreciate Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Tegarayama Exchange Station. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more), Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho) and Akashi (Okura Beach, Matsue Swimming Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Dotombori District, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, kick back and relax at Suma Beach, and shop like a local with Minami (Namba).

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Osaka day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 5 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya and Fuuka-Kimono. Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, visit Gion, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto online vacation maker.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors