23 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

23 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
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Tokyo

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt. Takao and Food Tours. Visiting Lake Yamanaka and Pola Museum of Art will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Fujiyoshida (Chureito Pagoda & Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja), Mt. Mitake (in Ome) and Hakone-machi (Lalique Museum Hakone & Hakone Museum of Art). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Hotel New Otani Japanese Garden, shop like a local with Ginza, hike along Kamakura Hiking Trails, and relax and rejuvenate at ERAWAN Thai Traditional Massage - Tokyo.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, things will get cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Head to Dotombori District and Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osakafor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Waterfall of Mino and Soni Highland. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Minoo Park (in Mino), Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho) and Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda (in Ikeda). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, stroll around Expo '70 Commemorative Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

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Take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Nishiki Market Shopping District or Ippodo Tea Kyoto. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Spas. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Okochi Sanso Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gio-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and take in the pleasant sights at Nanzenji Suirokaku.

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You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo

— 6 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Takao and Lake Shoji. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Chureito Pagoda. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Yamanaka (in Yamanakako-mura), Oyama Afuri Shrine (in Isehara) and Hakone-machi (Hakone Stone‐paved Road, Pola Museum of Art, &more). Enjoy Tokyo some more: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, and stroll around Meiji Jingu Gaien.

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Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips