15 days in Saitama, Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

15 days in Saitama, Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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15 days in Saitama, Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Saitama
— 1 night
train:  30​min
2
Tokyo
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Osaka
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
night
Saitama

Saitama ©
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Railway Museum, Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park, Tsuki Shrine, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Hikawa Nyotai Shrine, travel the rails with The Railway Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hikawa Shrine, then walk around Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsuki Shrine.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saitama trip tool .

Manila, Philippines to Saitama is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in December, things will get cooler in Saitama: highs are around 14°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Saitama

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Hikawa Shrine ©
Hikawa Shrine
The Railway Museum ©
The Railway Museum
Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park ©
Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tokyo Character Street, Imperial Palace, The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), and other attractions.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo itinerary maker website .

Tokyo is just a stone's throw from Saitama. In December in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. You will leave for Osaka on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

7
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 Daigo-ji Temple, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, and other attractions to your itinerary.

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You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 28th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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