9 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

9 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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9 days in Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Osaka
— 5 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tokyo National Museum and Asakusa Shrine. Museum-lovers will get to explore Edo-Tokyo Museum and Nezu Museum. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Minato Mirai 21 in Yokohama, approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ueno, examine the collection at Samurai Museum, and take in the views from Rainbow Bridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online road trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-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. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Minato Mirai 21
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Yanaka ©
Yanaka

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 Koyasan Okunoin. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ise Shrine Geku and Tofuku-ji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple, Koyasan Danjo Garan, & more), Kyoto (Tenryuji Temple, Ninna-ji Temple, & more) and Nijo Castle (in Nakagyo). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Dotonbori and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-ji Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for 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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Ise Shrine Geku ©
Ise Shrine Geku
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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