20 days in Osaka, Tokyo & Hakone-machi Itinerary

20 days in Osaka, Tokyo & Hakone-machi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 13 nights
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
3
Hakone-machi
— 3 nights

13
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 find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more) and Kyoto (Sanjusangendo Temple, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Todai-ji Temple, walk around Nara Park, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Koya-cho, Himeji Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Imperial Palace.

To see photos and tourist information, read Tokyo route maker site.

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

3
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 12th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then explore the world behind art at Narukawa Art Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Cedar Trees of Hakone Old Road. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hakone Stoneā€paved Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), then contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, then take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, and finally don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hakone-machi day trip app.

Drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Lake Kawaguchi
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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