9 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

9 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Osaka
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
You'll explore and learn at Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Shop till you drop at Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Ginza. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), wander the streets of Omotesando, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Toji and Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Sanjusangendo Temple, Nijo Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Minami (Namba), stop by Dotombori, and don't miss a visit to Ikuno Korea Town.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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