16 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

16 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 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.
You've now added Magical Trip Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Food Tours to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Arona Spa and Akasaka Palace (State Guesthouse). Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Yokohama (Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal & Yokohama Negishi Forest Park) and Fujiyoshida (Chureito Pagoda, Arakurayama Sengen Park, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Kinuta Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Araisan Baisho-in Temple, contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel planner.

Miami, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Miami to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Miami in February: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 51°F and lows are around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 25:

Kyoto

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jonangu Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-in Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninna-ji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel route builder app.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Kyoto are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:

Osaka

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kawasaki Good Times World and Kids Plaza Osaka. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kobe (Kobe Animal Kingdom & Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck)). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District, stroll around Nakanoshima Park, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip builder app.

Drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Osaka are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:

Tokyo

— 2 nights
You've now added Magical Trip Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Food Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and then join in the after-dark buzz at Magical Trip Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Food Tours. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kokyo Gaien National Garden, then don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi, and finally explore the activities along Meguro River.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Nightlife · Tours · Spas

Side Trips

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