19 days in Osaka & Kobe Itinerary

19 days in Osaka & Kobe Itinerary

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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Kobe
— 16 nights

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Osaka

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Gion and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Hirakata Park, then admire the striking features of Kuchu Teien Observatory, and then take a stroll through Dotombori District.

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Kobe to Osaka is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Kobe

— 16 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.
Get some cultural insight at Otsuka Museum of Art and Kawasaki Good Times World. Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Rokko and Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki). Venture out of the city with trips to Naruto (Naruto Strait, Uzu no Michi, &more), Wakayama (Wakayama Castle, Takadasocho no Hi, &more) and Himeji (Himeji Castle, Otemae Street, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, wander the streets of Kitano Ijinkan-gai, stroll through Shin-Kobe Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Maya.

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Traveling by car from Osaka to Kobe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips