10 Days Tokyo Osaka Kyoto Itinerary – Experience The Best Of Japan

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Took two weeks of annual leave and not sure where to head to in Japan? We may have just the itinerary for you! Having planned my Tokyo Osaka Kyoto Itinerary for one of my annual family trip from scratch, special attention was put in to ensure that we cover most of the must-see attractions across these 3 Japanese cities. We have input the directions to get to each of the stated venues. Please click on the links to view some of the attraction write-ups. We also recommend doing a quick google check-in case there have been some recent updates to some of the attractions.

Day City Time Activity Venue & Directions
Day 1 Singapore 11.55am Check In Flight SQ634 Changi T3
1.55pm Flight Departure
Tokyo 8.50pm Arrival Tokyo Haneda Terminal Intl. Keikyu Airport Line (20 mins, 410 yen) to Shinagawa Station (20 minutes, 200 yen) take JR Yamanote Line that goes in the direction of Shibuya. Get off at Shinjuku Station. 5 minute walk from the west exit of Shinjuku Station to the hotel. Haneda Airport [Dep.] → Shinjuku Station West Exit Bus (1230 yen)
10.00pm Kadoya Hotel 1 Chome Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 160-0023, Japan.
10.30pm Supper & Drinks Omoide Yokocho (8 mins from Hotel)
11.30pm Rest Kadoya Hotel
Day 2 Tokyo 9.00am Check Out Kadoya Hotel From Shinjuku, take Chuo Line to Kanda Station & change Ginza Line to Asakusa Station
9.45pm Traditional Melon Bun Breakfast Asakusa Kagetsudou 5 mins walk from Asakusa Station
10.30pm Sensoji Temple & Nakamise Shopping Street Japan, 〒160-0023 Tokyo, Shinjuku, Nishishinjuku, 2 Chome−2−1
12.30pm Lunch at Tempura Daikokuya 1 Chome-38-10 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
2.00pm Akiba Fukurou Owl Café From Asakusa, take Ginza Line to Suehirocho Station & Walk 450m to Café (15 mins)
3.45pm Check In, rest & explore Keio Plaza Hotel From Suehirocho, take Ginza Line to Ueno-Hirokoji Station change to Ueno-okachimachi Station Oedo Line to Shinjuku
5.00pm Train Tickets, Dinner & Shopping Shinjuku Malls. JR EAST Travel Service Center (New South Gate) – Close at 7pm
9.00pm Drinks At Local Bars Golden Gai (find a bar that is friendly to foreigners)
10.15pm Kabukichō 3 mins from Golden Gai
10.30pm Rest At Hotel Keio Plaza Hotel (15 mins walk back from bars)
Day 3 Tokyo 5.30am Breakfast At Jurin Keio Plaza Hotel
6.30am Shuttle To DisneySea
8.00am Reach DisneySea DisneySea
7.40pm Shuttle Back to Hotel
9.00pm Reach Hotel Keio Plaza Hotel
9.30pm Fast Food Dinner LOTTERIA Shinjuku (6 mins walk from hotel)
10.30pm Pack & Rest Keio Plaza Hotel
Day 4 Tokyo 8.30am Breakfast Keio Plaza Hotel
9.30am Hotel Tour
11.00am Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony
12.00pm Leave Hotel For Tokyo Station
1.03pm Board SHINKANSEN HIKARI 473 Tokyo Station (Buy bento for train ride)
Kyoto 3.45pm Reach Kyoto Kyoto Station.
4.00pm Cab To Ryokan Bus alternative: Nanajo Central Exit at JR Kyoto station, take #3 JR Bus to Shuzan Takao from Kyotoeki Bus Stop
4.30pm Check In, Wash Up & Relax For Dinner Alight Takahanacho Bus Stop walk 150m to Yamazaki Ryokan (Total: 45 mins)
7.00pm Dinner Yamazaki Ryokan
9.00pm Relax over tea / drinks
10.00pm Early Night
Day 5 Kyoto 8.00am Breakfast Yamazaki Ryokan (Check out by 10am)
10.00am Visit Tenryu-ji Temple 15 mins by Cab
11.00pm Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Exit North Gate of Tenryu-ji Temple
11.30am Light Unagi Meal Hirokawa (Opens at 11am)
12.30pm Bridge Stroll Togetsukyo Bridge
1.00pm Pick Up Luggage & Cab Back Kyoto Yamazaki Ryokan
1.30pm Check In At Japan ON Building 5F 544-2, Higashishiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8216
2.15pm Stay RESI STAY Higashiyama Sanjo Walk 800m to Shichijo Station, take Keihan Line to Sanjo Station & walk 400m
3.00pm Nijo Castle (Close at 5pm) Sanjo to Nijojo-mae Station (3 stops and walk 7 mins total: 18 mins)
5.00pm Menbakaichidai (Fire Ramen) 5 mins walk away. Exit North Gates Of Castle
6.00pm Rest At Hotel RESI STAY Higashiyama Sanjo
7.30pm Dinner & Drinks Pontocho. Walk 10 mins from hotel
10.00pm Rest At Hotel RESI STAY Higashiyama Sanjo
Day 6 Osaka 9.00am Board JR Special Rapid Service for HIMEJI Kyoto Station Departure track No.5
9.45am Reach Osaka for Breakfast (Horai Buns famous) Osaka Station
10.30am Bird’s Eye View Of Osaka Umeda Sky Building. Walk from Osaka Station
1.00pm Visit Osaka Castle From Osaka Station, take Loop Line (Clockwise) to Osakajokoen Station 38 mins
4.30pm Shinsaibashisuji Shopping Street & America-mura From Osaka Business Park Station, take Nagahoritsurumiryokuchi Line to Shinsaibashi Station 35 mins
6.30pm Dontonburi Walk from Shinsaibashisuji Shopping Street
9.30pm Board MAIBARA Kyoto Station Departure track No.9
10.30pm Rest at Hotel RESI STAY Higashiyama Sanjo
Day 7 Kyoto 9.30am Kimono Wargo Kiyomizuzaka Store Walk 300m to Higashiyama Sanjo Bus Stop, Alight Shimizumichi Bus Stop. Walk from Matsubara Dori 6 mins
10.30pm Shop & Visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple Matsubara Dori & Kiyomizu-dera Temple
12.30pm Shopping Stroll & Lunch Go Sannen-zaka, then Ninen-zaka Preserved Districts before Ishibei-koji Lane
2.30pm Kodai-ji Temple 3 mins from Ishibei-koji Lane
4.00pm Yakasa Shrine 8 mins from Kodai-ji Temple
5.00pm Kimono Wargo Gion-shijo Store 8 mins from Yakasa Shrine
6.00pm Gion Cultural Performance Gion Corner. Have another show at 7.00pm
7.00pm Dinner & Drinks Gion Historical District
9.30pm Pack & Rest At Hotel RESI STAY Higashiyama Sanjo
Day 8 Kyoto 8.00am Check out RESI Stay 544-2, Higashishiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8216
9.00am Fushimi-Inari Shrine Hike From Kyoto Station, take JR Nara Line to Fushimi-Inari Station (7mins). Walk 500m
1.30pm Take SHINKANSEN HIKARI 522 to Tokyo Kyoto Station Departure track No.12
Tokyo 4.10pm Reach Tokyo Tokyo Station
5.00pm Meet Hanzo Shibuya Station
5.30pm Settled in Hanzo Lodge 5-14 Maruyama-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0044 Japan
7.00pm Dinner & Drinks or Shopping Nombei Yokocho (Take in the view of Shibuya Crossing from Starbucks too)
9.30pm Rest at AirBNB Hanzo Lodge
Day 9 Tokyo 9.00am Breakfast Local Breakfast near Lodge
10.00pm Meiji Jinggu Shrine Visit Walk to Shibuya Station, take Yamanote Line to Yoyogi Station. Walk 700m to Meiji Jinggu
12.00pm Harajuku Shopping & Lunch Takeshi Street & Brahms Path
3.00pm Afternoon Tea Kawaii Monster Café
4.00pm Shopping Cats Street & Omotesando Hills
6.00pm Dinner & shopping Shibuya
9.30pm Pack & Rest At Hotel Hanzo Lodge
Day 10 Tokyo 8.00am Fish Market & Breakfast Shibuya Station, take Ginza Line to Ginza Station. Walk to 11 mins to market
11.00am Final shopping & lunch Hanzo Lodge
1.30pm Bath & final packing Hanzo Lodge
2.00pm Leave Lodge For Airport (35 mins to airport) Shibuya Station, take Yamanote Line to Shinagawa Station. Change to Keikyu Line for Haneda Int Airport
3.05pm Check In Flight SQ633 Haneda Terminal Intl
5.05pm Flight Departure
Singapore 11.05pm Arrival Singapore Changi Airport

Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto are 3 of Japan’s most popular tourist destinations and we covered most of the must-see attractions in the itinerary. We hope this itinerary will help you with planning your next 10 Days Japan holiday. Please share with us your comments and trip experience in the comments section below!

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