13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Tokyo

— 3 nights
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 Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku West Main Store as well as Ueno Zoo. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take a stroll through Akihabara, then visit Odaiba District, and then make a trip to Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku West Main Store. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, and finally explore the activities along Lake Ashinoko.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker website.

Cincinnati, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. Traveling from Cincinnati in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 51°F in Tokyo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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.
You've now added Himeji Castle to your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kyoto tour itinerary website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

Osaka

— 3 nights
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 Backstreet Osaka Tours as well as The Silver Ball Planet. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, visit Minami (Namba), shop like a local with Dotombori District, and wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka vacation builder website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

Tokyo

— 2 nights
Explore Tokyo further: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo route maker site.

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites
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