24 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

24 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

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Osaka
— 11 nights
2
Tokyo
— 11 nights

11
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.
Head to Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Streetfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Nara Park and Saho River. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more), Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho) and Kyoto (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto International Manga Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, look for gifts at Jikko Cutlery Sakai, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip maker tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Osaka is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 7 hours. July in Osaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Amagasaki, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Mt. Koya
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

11
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.
Get some cultural insight at Tokyo National Museum and Ginza. Get outdoors at Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi and Yokohama Nature Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi), Yokohama Chinatown (in Yokohama) and Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Asakusa, and shop like a local with Takeshita Street.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip site.

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Yokohama, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, Hase-dera Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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