11 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

11 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

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Start: Tehran
Subway + Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly + Subway:  15 h 45 min
End: Tehran

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get some historical perspective at Kinkaku-ji and Todai-ji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Kyoto (Nijo Castle & Gion) and Nara Park (in Nara). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Dotombori, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Isshinji Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner.

Tehran, Iran to Osaka is an approximately 16- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or do a combination of subway, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tehran to Osaka is 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Osaka are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Moroiso Shores and Akiya, Tateishi Coast. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Koajiro Forest in Miura, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Odaiba, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, and shop like a local with Takeshita Street.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Miura, Akiya, Tateishi Coast
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Highlights from your plan
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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