11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 6 nights
2
Osaka
— 3 nights

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kennin-ji Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Sanzen-in Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Ishibe-Juku (in Konan) and Miho Museum (in Koka). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Nijo Castle, and get great views at Mt. Kurama.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto journey tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, things will get cooler in Kyoto: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Ishibe-Juku, Miho Museum
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nigatsu-do Temple and Mt. Wakakusa. Horyu-ji Temple and Toshodai-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Arima Onsen (in Kobe) and Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda (in Ikeda). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Kinpusenji Temple, get a sense of history and politics at Mint Museum, and see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Hase-dera Temple, Himeji Castle, Arima Onsen, Horyu-ji Temple
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Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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