24 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

24 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 18 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 3 nights

18
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.
Shop till you drop at Ginza and Art Jeunesse Akihabara. We've included these beaches for you: Moroiso Shores and Morito Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Zushi Beach (in Zushi), Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple, Zaimokuza Beach, &more) and Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi (in Hayama-machi). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Odaiba District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and visit Akihabara.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamakura, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Miura, Fujisawa, Hakone-machi
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

2
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.
On the 15th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, thensteep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hosomi Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, thendon't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. August in Kyoto sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, thenkick back and relax at Amore Beach, thenget outside with Matsue Swimming Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Kobe Doll Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and finally examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Osaka online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Osaka are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Akashi, Kobe Doll Museum, Himeji Castle
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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