5 days in Japan Itinerary

5 days in Japan Itinerary

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Osaka
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. On your second day here, take a stroll through Dotombori District and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary site.

New Orleans, USA to Osaka is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in September since evenings lows in Osaka dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
On the 24th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, then don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hachiko.

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Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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