30 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

30 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 11 nights
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Kyoto
— 8 nights
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Osaka
— 9 nights
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Tokyo

— 11 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.
Visit Atami Sun Beach and Nagahama Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Yokohama Minato Mirai 21. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Yokohama (Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, Kishamichi Promenade, &more), Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine (in Saitama) and Kichijoji (in Musashino). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Zojo-ji Temple, examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, make a trip to Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial Warships Mikasa.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip maker site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Riyadh to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in April, things will get colder in Tokyo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kinkaku-ji and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Nijo Castle and Yasaka Shrine will appeal to history buffs. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Ishiyamadera Temple in Otsu, approximately Otsu away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, get to know the fascinating history of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, and make a trip to Yasakanoto.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kyoto vacation planning app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 21:

Osaka

— 9 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 a sense of the local culture at Otsuka Museum of Art and Ise Shrine Geku. Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Minami (Namba). Venture out of the city with trips to Izanagi Shrine (in Awaji), Keino Matsubara Beach (in Minamiawaji) and Nara (Tokondo, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kimiidera Temple, make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, kick back and relax at Ohama Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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