14 days in Kansai Itinerary

14 days in Kansai Itinerary

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Osaka
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Kyoto
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Nara
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Kobe
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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 Kuromon Market, Sunset Owl Cafe, Shitennoji, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Kemasakuranomiya Park and Tsutenkaku. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, take in the pleasant sights at Midosuji Street, explore the galleries of Mint Museum, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Osaka holiday planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 9.5-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. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in April: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Kyoto

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), then contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and then take a stroll through Gion.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Nara

— 1 day

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Isuien Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, then walk around Nara Park, then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and finally explore the galleries of Nara National Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nara trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nara when traveling from Kyoto in April, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Kyoto

— 4 nights
You've added Togetsukyo Bridge, Heian Shrine, Tenryuji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Kennin-ji Temple and Sannenzaka Ninenzaka. Explore Kyoto further: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seimei-Jinja Shrine, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Nara to Kyoto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Nara in April, Kyoto is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Kobe

— 2 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 list of things to see and do now includes Arima Onsen, Higashi Yuenchi Park, Yuzuruha Shrine, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like UCC Coffee Museum and Suma Aqualife Park Kobe. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kobe Municipal Arboretum, stroll around Arima River Kasen Shinsui Park, take an in-depth tour of Kobe City Museum (Kobe Shiritsu Hakubutsukan), and take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kobe trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kobe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Baths · Spas · Parks · Museums

Kansai travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Landmarks
The center of Japan's military and political power for many centuries, the region of Kinki (or Kansai) contains most of the country's major cities. The majority of vacations in Kinki begin in Kyoto--the Japanese capital for nearly 1,000 years. This old city with a modern flare contains hundreds of ancient temples, 13 of which claim spots on the World Heritage List. Kinki's attractions stretch beyond just historical shrines and temples--the area's big claim to fame is its outstanding cuisine and a range of outdoor activities and shopping options. Convenient train routes linking three major regional centers--Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto--make sightseeing in Kinki easy and pleasant.