8 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

8 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 2 nights

3
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.
Samukawa Shrine and Nezu Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Yanaka District and 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Yokohama Nature Sanctuary (in Yokohama) and Pola Museum of Art (in Hakone-machi). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ueno District, take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokyo-ji Temple, and stroll around Kokyo Gaien National Garden.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. Expect a daytime high around °F in February, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Samukawa Shrine, Yokohama Nature Sanctuary, Pola Museum of Art
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Yokohama Nature Sanctuary ©
Yokohama Nature Sanctuary
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

2
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.
On the 19th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamigamo Shrine, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jojakkoji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishi Honganji. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanzen-in Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Honten. On your second day here, walk around Nara Park, thensteep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, and then visit Dotombori District.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Osaka driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Osaka sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

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