16 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

16 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

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16 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  14​h
1
Osaka
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Perth

6
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Station City, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Osaka Castle, and other attractions you added. Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Gion & Kinkaku-ji). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip planning tool .

Perth, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Perth in January, with highs in Osaka at 10°C and lows at 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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 Echigo Yuzawa Wide Area Tourist Information Center, Tokyo DisneySea, Super Potato Akihabara, and other attractions. Kids will enjoy Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and Tokyo Sea Life Park. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Sankeien Gardens in Naka--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Akihabara, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Echigo Yuzawa Wide Area Tourist Information Center, Tokyo DisneySea, Sankeien Gardens
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 26:
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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