8 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

8 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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8 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  16 h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Kyoto
— 1 day
Train + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Family-friendly places like Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and Ueno Zoo will thrill your kids. Tokyo National Museum and Senso-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Odaiba and get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker .

New Delhi, India to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: highs in Tokyo hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. You'll set off for Osaka on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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.
On the 29th (Fri), wander the streets of Shinsaibashi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then examine the collection at Mint Museum, and finally take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka online holiday builder .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Osaka, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take a stroll through Gion.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion
Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design ©
Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design

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