7 days in Kobe, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

7 days in Kobe, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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7 days in Kobe, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + bus:  9​h
1
Kobe
— 1 day
train:  1​h
2
Kita
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, enjoy some diversion at Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach, and then take a stroll through Chinatown (Nankinmachi).

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kobe journey planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Kobe is an approximately 9-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Kobe due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bangkok in May, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Kobe: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kita.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach
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1
night
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then shop like a local with Minami (Namba), and then get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kita holiday website .

Drive from Kobe to Kita in an hour. While traveling from Kobe, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kita, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kita

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Osaka
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)

4
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Gion and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Nijo-jo Castle and Kinkaku-ji will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kyoto day trip tool .

Getting from Kita to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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