10 days in Kyoto, Kobe & Osaka Itinerary

10 days in Kyoto, Kobe & Osaka Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Kobe
— 1 night
Drive
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Kyoto

— 2 nights
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.
You've added Gion, Kiyomizu-Zaka Street, Nishiki Market Shopping District, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 17th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, shop like a local with Kiyomizu-Zaka Street, and then wander the streets of Gion. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto online trip itinerary builder.

Surabaya, Indonesia to Kyoto is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Surabaya in April; daily highs in Kyoto reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. You will leave for Kobe on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Kyoto

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Kobe

— 1 night
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
You've now added Arima Onsen to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Arima Onsen.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Kobe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Kobe are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Baths · Spas
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Osaka

— 4 nights
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 day by day itinerary now includes Dotombori District, Kobe Harborland, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and other attractions you added. Kids will appreciate attractions like Umeda Sky Building and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka travel planning app.

You can drive from Kobe to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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