15 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

5
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, Yoyogi Park and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Take a break from the city and head to Pola Museum of Art and Yokohama Nature Sanctuary. Get a sense of the local culture at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Sankeien Gardens. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Hayama-machi to see Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, and wander the streets of Akihabara.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo tour planner.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Yokohama, Hakone-machi, Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi
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Yokohama Nature Sanctuary ©
Yokohama Nature Sanctuary
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Fuuka-Kimono. Let the collections at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Hosomi Museum capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Muko to see Muko City Cultural Museum about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, wander the streets of Gion, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kyoto vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Muko City Cultural Museum
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
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 inner history buff will appreciate Osaka Castle and Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dotombori District and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple, &more) and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Kobe). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Jikko Cutlery Sakai, and take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Osaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Jikko Cutlery Sakai, The World Money Box Museum
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Meiji Jingu Shrine as well as teamLab Borderless. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at teamLab Borderless, don't miss a visit to Takeshita Street, thenexamine the collection at The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, thenexplore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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