22 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

22 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation planner

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Tokyo

— 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Get some cultural insight at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Akihabara. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo Disneyland, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Tokyo is 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Perth in July: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka

— 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum and Namban Culture Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dotombori District and Osaka Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Kansei Gakuin University Museum (in Nishinomiya) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and examine the collection at The World Money Box Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Osaka trip maker site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 4 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Jeunesse Akihabara and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. For shopping fun, head to Asakusa or Samuraikibun Kamakura. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) (in Hakone-machi) and Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura). See some other sides of Tokyo: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Cat Cafe Singeki Cat, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Hosomi Museum, then stop by Gion, then make a trip to Nishiki Market Shopping District, and finally examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planning website.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Tokyo

— 5 nights
Explore Tokyo further: take a stroll through Asakusa, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and have some family-friendly fun at Cat Cafe Singeki Cat.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online day trip planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will leave for home on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Shopping