6 days in Kobe, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

6 days in Kobe, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Bus:  10 h 15 min
1
Kobe
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Foot + Train:  10 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
On the 28th (Fri), kick back and relax at Suma Beach, see the interesting displays at Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, then examine the collection at Kobe Fashion Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kobe is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, you will find days in Kobe are a bit cooler (35°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach
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Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
Kobe Fashion Museum ©
Kobe Fashion Museum
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum ©
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Hosomi Museum, then contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then take a stroll through Gion, and finally see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and finally steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto online trip maker.

Kyoto is very close to Kobe. When traveling from Kobe in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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.
On the 31st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, then wander the streets of Minami (Namba), and finally visit Dotombori District. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle and then examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Osaka attractions planning tool.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. August in Osaka sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

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