17 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

17 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 8 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Osaka
— 5 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), Oshino Hakkai, Harajuku Station, and other attractions. Have a day of magic on the 1st (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Akihabara, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip site.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Tokyo. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach °C and lows reach °C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Urayasu, Oshino Hakkai
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

3
nights
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 list of things to see and do now includes Asahido Honten, Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, Ginkakuji Temple, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and don't miss a visit to Bamboo Forest Street.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Gion
Gion

5
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've added Himeyama Park, Okayama Castle, Isuien Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara Park (in Nara) and Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, go for a walk through Ukiyokoji Street, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Nara, Okayama, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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