10 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

10 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

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10 days in Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Osaka
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Tokyo
— 4 nights
End: Tokyo

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gion, Pontocho, Kyoto Railway Museum, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Toshodaiji Temple and Horyu-ji Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hozenji Yokocho and Walking tours. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Nara Park & Nigatsu-do Temple) and CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA (in Ikeda). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Dotonbori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hōzen-ji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka journey builder website .

Tokyo to Osaka is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, Horyu-ji Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oishii Food Tours as well as Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Step off the beaten path and head to Yanaka and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Kencho-ji Temple in Kamakura, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, take a stroll through Marunouchi, get to know the fascinating history of Kokyo Gaien National Garden, and get a taste of the local shopping with Takeshita Street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Mount Fuji
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

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