17 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

17 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan attractions planner

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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 13 nights

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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 Osaka Free Walking Tour as well as Shinsekai. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, look for gifts at Pokemon Center Osaka, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka online day trip planner.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
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Tokyo

— 13 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 Pokemon Center Yokohama, Pokemon Center Skytree Town, Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo, and other attractions you added. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Lake Ashinoko), Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Yokohama Chinatown (in Yokohama). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, stroll through The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), and make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tokyo tour itinerary site.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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