17 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

17 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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Osaka
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Kyoto
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Tokyo
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Osaka

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kemasakuranomiya Park and Harukas 300 Observation Deck. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Naramachi Koshino Ie, Yoshikien, &more). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with America Mura, stop by Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka, buy something for everyone on your list at Namba Parks, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Toronto, Canada to Osaka is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Osaka is 14 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in April; daily highs in Osaka reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

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Kyoto

— 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Honen-in. Step off the beaten path and head to Suiro kaku and Kiyamachi Street. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Keage Incline, stop by Shinbashi Dori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Himukaidaijingu, and take in the waterfront at Takasegawa.

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You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
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Tokyo

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hozomon and Arona Spa. Get some cultural insight at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center and Kitanomaru Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Fire Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuhombutsu Joshin-ji Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Higo-Hosokawa Garden, and steep yourself in history at Kyu Iwasakitei Teien.

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Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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