27 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

27 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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27 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Amman
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  15 h
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 8 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 7 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  18 h
End: Amman

7
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.
The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Suntory Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Asakusa and Gallery A4for some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Waku Pond (in Oshino-mura) and Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) (in Hakone-machi). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, and make a trip to Kōtoku-in.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip planning site .

Amman, Jordan to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amman to Tokyo is 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Amman in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Tokyo Disneyland, Waku Pond
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Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

8
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are in your itinerary. Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and Fuuka-Kimonofor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Miho Museum (in Koka), Yamashirocho Shinrin Park (in Kizugawa) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Gion, and have some family-friendly fun at Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ise, Todai-ji Temple, Muko City Cultural Museum, Yume Utsutsu, Seta Golf Course North Course
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

7
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.
Street Kart Osaka has been added to your itinerary. Himeji Castle and Osaka Castle will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dotonbori and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda (in Ikeda), Nara (Nara Park & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center) and Kobe Fashion Museum (in Higashinada). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, take an in-depth tour of Takarazuka City Historical Museum Old Wada House, wander the streets of Minami (Namba), and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka online holiday planner .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In March in Osaka, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, Kobe, Himeji Castle, Takarazuka City Historical Museum Old Wada House, Tokushimacity Tengu Museum
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Appreciate the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Senso-ji Temple and Odaiba. Explore Tokyo further: wander the streets of Ginza, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and stroll through Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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