7 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

7 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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7 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h 45​min
1
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in September, expect Kyoto to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take a stroll through Dotonbori and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Osaka tour site .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In September, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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