9 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

9 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Osaka
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Singapore

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tokyo National Museum and Ueno. You'll explore and learn at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Samurai Museum. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 in Yokohama--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, and take in the views from Rainbow Bridge.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
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Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Kongobu-ji Temple. Get some historical perspective at Koyasan Okunoin and Koyasan Danjo Garan. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Ise (Ise Shrine Geku & Sarutahiko Shrine), Koyasan Reihokan Museum (in Koya-cho) and Kyoto (Nijo Castle, Tenryuji Temple, &more). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mimurotoji Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Koya-cho, Ise, Toshodai-ji Temple, Mimurotoji Temple
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Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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