15 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Kyoto
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
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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 day by day itinerary now includes Ginza, Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), Senso-ji Temple, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, appreciate the history behind Hachiko, shop like a local with Takeshita Street, and expand your horizons at Daikanyama Karate School.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo route maker.

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kota Kinabalu to Tokyo is 1 hour. Traveling from Kota Kinabalu in December, expect Tokyo to be colder, temps between 14°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Fuji-Q Highland, Fuji Five Lakes
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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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.
You've added Nijo Castle, Kamogawa River, Sanjo Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Gion Shirakawa, then make a trip to Hanamikoji Street, and then wander the streets of Gion. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally wander the streets of Arashiyama.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto holiday builder website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Osaka Castle Park, Umeda Sky Building, Pokemon Center Osaka, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District, and get your game on at Ninja-Do.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka day trip website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ginza, TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER, Ueno Zoo, and other attractions you added. See some other sides of Tokyo: stop by Odaiba District.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:
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Ninomaru Garden ©
Ninomaru Garden
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Ginza ©
Ginza

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