21 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

21 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan route planner

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 8 nights
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— 5 nights
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Tokyo

— 6 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 Food Tours and Rainbow Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Minatomirai (Sky Garden & Yokohama Landmark Tower), Fujiko F Fujio Museum (in Kawasaki) and Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal (in Yokohama). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Samurai Museum, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hama Rikyu Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip builder website.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Kuwait City in September, expect nights in Tokyo to be little chillier, around 24°C, while days are cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 8 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kyoto Insider Sake Experience and Sannenzaka Ninenzaka. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamigamo Shrine.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kyoto online day trip planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature

Osaka

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Itami Sky Park and Tempozan Ferris Wheel. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kobe (Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), &more) and Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, admire the landmark architecture of Umeda Sky Building, ponder the world of politics at Mint Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Osaka holiday planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips