9 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

9 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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9 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly + train:  8​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

4
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 Disneyland and Edo-Tokyo Museum will thrill your kids. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo online day trip planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo. In November, Tokyo is cooler than Jakarta - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama), Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi) and Nijo Castle (in Nakagyo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Osaka road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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