38 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

38 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

38 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 12 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 13 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 12 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore

12
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sensō-ji and Tokyo National Museum. Head to Ginza and Art Jeunesse Akihabarafor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Lake Yamanaka (in Yamanakako-mura) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Odaiba, make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in September, things will get little chillier in Tokyo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu, Lake Kawaguchi, Sojiji, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 8:
Highlights from your plan
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

13
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Toba Aquarium and Monkey Park Iwatayama. Visiting Seta Golf Course North Course and Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Byodoin (in Uji) and Ise (Okageza, Ise Grand Shrine, & more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Gion, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Arashiyama.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto journey maker site .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ise, Nagoya, Otsu, Uji, Sekigahara-cho
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

12
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.
Do your shopping at Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Matsue Swimming Beach. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Toro Cave (in Tenkawa-mura), Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, & more) and Koya-cho (Eko-in Temple, Jokiin, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Omine, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Arima Onsen.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Kobe, Amagasaki, Himeji
Find places to stay Oct 21 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

Similar Plans

40 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 41 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM JAPAN August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 42 days in Yokohama, Tokyo & Kobe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 37 days in Osaka & Tokyo BY A USER FROM HONG KONG July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 48 days in Asia & Mexico BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 37 days in Orlando, Honolulu & Tokyo BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, romantic, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 50 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA October, teens, culture, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 36 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 55 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 54 days in Asia BY A USER FROM NORWAY June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans