17 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

17 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Osaka
— 8 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.
Shop till you drop at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Get in touch with nature at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Mt. Takao. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Minamisawa Ajisaiyama (in Akiruno), Hakone-machi (Haokone Yunohana Golf Course, Pola Museum of Art, &more) and Hayama-machi (Morito Beach & Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the striking features of Imperial Palace, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, and engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip tool.

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in April, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Kamakura, Hayama-machi, Mt. Takao, Minamisawa Ajisaiyama
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

8
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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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Osaka Castle will appeal to history buffs. Kinkaku-ji and Dotombori District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Ichizo Kobayashi Memorial Museum (in Ikeda), Kyoto (Ryoanji Temple, Nishijin Textile Center, &more) and Akashi (Okura Beach & Matsue Swimming Beach). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Himeji Castle, see the interesting displays at Mint Museum, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and explore the world behind art at Miho Museum.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Osaka attractions tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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 · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Akashi, Ichizo Kobayashi Memorial Museum, Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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