10 days in Kansai Itinerary

10 days in Kansai Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 3 nights
2
Koya-cho
— 1 night
3
Nachikatsura-cho
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Minami (Namba). Himeji Castle and Hozenji Yokocho will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Osaka with an excursion to Nara Park in Nara--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Honten, wander the streets of America Mura, and make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Osaka journey planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Osaka is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in March, things will get colder in Osaka: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Himeji Castle, Nara Park
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
night
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, thenstroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, and finally make a trip to Koyasan Danjo Garan.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Koya-cho visit planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Koya-cho in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March, daytime highs in Koya-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya

1
night
Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Daimonzaka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seigantoji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Nachi Taisha, thenadmire the sheer force of Nachi Mitaki Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nachikatsura-cho day trip website.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Nachikatsura-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Seigantoji Temple ©
Seigantoji Temple
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Hirou Shrine ©
Hirou Shrine

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nijo Castle and Kennin-ji Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tenryuji Temple and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanzen-in Temple, stroll through Nanzen-ji Temple, take a stroll through Pontocho District, and stop by Gion.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nachikatsura-cho in March, Kyoto is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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