15 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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15 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Urayasu (about 30 minutes away). Have a day of magic on the 17th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Odaiba, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

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Vancouver, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Vancouver to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Byodoin in Uji (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Byodoin
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Nara Park, Kasuga Grand Shrine, & more), Kobe (Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution & Chinatown (Nankinmachi)) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin, Mt. Koya, & more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, and examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Ceramics.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Osaka online travel planner .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In February in Osaka, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Kobe
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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