31 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

31 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 11 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Osaka
— 8 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Kyoto
— 11 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

11
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Chureito Pagoda (in Fujiyoshida), Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama) and Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg., Lake Kawaguchi, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Odaiba District, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

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Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in November, with highs in Tokyo at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Kamakura, Urayasu, Chureito Pagoda, Sankeien Gardens
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Saho River, Kasugayama, &more), Himeji (Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, Koko-en, &more) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan, Mt. Koya, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip builder tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

11
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 these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Yagyu Kaido) and Gansenji (in Kizugawa). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Gansenji
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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