27 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Takachiho-cho Itinerary

27 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Takachiho-cho Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 20 nights
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
3
Takachiho-cho
— 3 nights

20
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.
You've now added Suigian to your itinerary. Visit Senso-ji Temple and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) for their historical value. Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Pola Museum of Art capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Kokuzodo, Shichirigahama Beach, &more), Chigogafuchi Marine Plateau (in Enoshima) and Morito Beach (in Hayama-machi). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Lalique Museum Hakone, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, stop by Ueno District, and make a trip to Chidorigafuchi.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online trip builder.

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. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama, Fujiyoshida, Katori, Ashikaga
Highlights from your plan
Yanaka District ©
Yanaka District
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kinkaku-ji as well as Dotombori District. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Hozenji Yokocho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hōzen-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, and finally take a stroll through Minami (Namba). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Osaka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, thenstep into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip builder app.

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 °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

3
nights
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Takachiho Gorge has been added to your itinerary. Visit Takachiho Shrine and Kaguraden for their historical value. Visiting Manai Falls and Sumie Beach will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Takachiho-cho to Hyuga to see Omi Shrine about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Amano Yasugawara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aratate Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kushifuru Shrine, and take in the dramatic natural features at Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Takachiho-cho trip builder website.

Fly from Osaka to Takachiho-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Takachiho-cho can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sumie Beach, Omi Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine

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