12 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

12 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
3
Osaka
— 1 day
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights

3
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.
Ghibli Museum Mitaka has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Ueno Park, engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science, admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station, and stop by Asakusa.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planning tool.

Milan, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Milan to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Wed), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenryuji Temple, make a trip to Bamboo Forest Street, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monkey Park Iwatayama, then look for gifts at Horando, Togetsukyo Honten, and finally browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto route planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
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Kyoto Station Building ©
Kyoto Station Building
Philosopher's Walk ©
Philosopher's Walk
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and then get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary maker website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

2
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto online holiday planner.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Kawaguchi. See even more of Tokyo: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Lake Kawaguchi
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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