10 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

10 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
3
Osaka
— 3 nights

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba District and Ginza. Appreciate the collections at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, get curious at National Museum of Nature and Science, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool.

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. In August, daytime highs in Tokyo are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Shop till you drop at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Kyoto Station Building. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Arashiyama, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

Before you visit Kyoto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Kyoto are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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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.
Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Relax by the water at Matsue Swimming Beach and Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Suma Beach (in Kobe) and Nara (Mt. Wakakusa, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Osaka sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Nara, Matsue Swimming Beach, Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach, Suma Beach
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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