13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Jakarta

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Samurai Museum and Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jakarta in October, plan for much colder days in Tokyo, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

4
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Tofuku-ji Temple. The adventure continues: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto holiday maker site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Walking tours
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

4
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koyasan Okunoin and Mt. Koya. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Osaka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Tours

Side Trip

Koya-cho
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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