14 days in Kansai Itinerary

14 days in Kansai Itinerary

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14 days in Kansai Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  7​h
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Nara
— 1 day
train:  45​min
3
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  30​min
4
Kobe
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Osaka
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Mino
— 1 day
train:  30​min
7
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur


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2
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've now added Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka sightseeing planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, expect Osaka to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle Park ©
Osaka Castle Park

1
day
Nara

Nara ©
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.
On the 12th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, walk around Nara Park, then examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nara tour builder tool .

Getting from Osaka to Nara by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Tenryuji Temple, Kodai-ji Temple and Shogunzuka Seiryuden Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Ritsuin Temple (in Otsu) and Nagoya Castle (in Nagoya). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planning site .

Take a train from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nagoya Castle, Ritsuin Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Kobe

Kobe ©
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 Kitano-cho, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Tairyuji Temple, and other attractions you added. On the 18th (Mon), make a trip to Tairyuji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), take a stroll through Kitano-cho, then take in panoramic vistas at Kobe Port Tower, and finally wander the streets of Kobe Harborland. Here are some ideas for day two: soak in some Japanese tradition at Arima Onsen, browse the different shops at Rokko Garden Terrace, take in nature's colorful creations at Rokko Alpine Garden, then get a taste of life in the country at Rokkosan Farm, and finally make a trip to Rokko Yahata Shrine.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kobe trip tool .

Kobe is just a short distance from Kyoto. In November, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens ©
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen

1
night
Osaka

Osaka ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stop by Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street.

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Osaka is just a short distance from Kobe. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mino.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street ©
Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street

1
day
Mino

Mino ©
You've now added Katsuo-ji Temple to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll around Minoo Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katsuo-ji Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mino travel planner .

Mino is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In November in Mino, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Mino

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Minoo Park ©
Minoo Park
Katsuo-ji Temple ©
Katsuo-ji Temple

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nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Wed), make a trip to Kuromon Market and then wander the streets of Minami (Namba). On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, take in panoramic vistas at Harukas 300 Observation Deck, then make a trip to Abeno Harukas, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and finally stroll around Osaka Castle Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Osaka tour itinerary planner.

Osaka is just a short distance from Mino. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wakayama Castle
Highlights from your plan
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle Park ©
Osaka Castle Park