17 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

17 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Osaka
— 7 nights

8
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.
Popular historic sites such as Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace are in your itinerary. Odaiba District and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Catholic Yukinosita Church, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more), Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Hakone Venetian Glass Museum) and Odawara Castle Tenshukaku (in Odawara). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning tool.

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Calgary to Tokyo. Traveling from Calgary in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Odawara Castle Tenshukaku
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

7
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.
Get outdoors at Nara Park and Okura Beach. You'll explore and learn at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Mint Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kyoto (Nishiki Market Shopping District, Gion, &more), Matsue Swimming Beach (in Akashi) and Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Dotombori District, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Akashi, Himeji
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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