60 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

60 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 24 nights
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Kyoto
— 19 nights
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Osaka
— 16 nights
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Tokyo

— 24 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi), Cherry Blossom Trees of Asao River (in Kawasaki) and Yokohama (Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, Sankeien Gardens, &more). Have a day of magic on the 19th (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip planning tool.

New Delhi, India to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from New Delhi to Tokyo, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in May, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 25:

Kyoto

— 19 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Takenomichi (in Muko), Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Ishitera Tea Plantation (in Wazuka-cho). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Classes

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — Jun 13:

Osaka

— 16 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Shukugawa Park (in Nishinomiya), Koya-cho (Mt. Koya, Koyasan Okunoin, &more) and Kobe (Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, stroll through Nara Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yoshino.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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