13 days in Kobe & Osaka Itinerary

13 days in Kobe & Osaka Itinerary

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Kobe
— 9 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Kobe

— 9 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kemasakuranomiya Park as well as Kuromon Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kobe: Katsura Imperial Villa (in Kyoto), Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin, Kongobu-ji Temple, &more) and Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara Park, &more). There's lots more to do: deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Maya, examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and make a trip to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kobe planner.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Takamatsu Airport. In October, daytime highs in Kobe are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Osaka

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Dotombori District and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kobe to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip