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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nijo Castle and Kyoto International Manga Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Ryoanji Temple. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, admire the masterpieces at Kyoto National Museum, and take a stroll through Gion.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kyoto. In September, Kyoto is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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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.
On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Mizuno Sportology Gallery, examine the collection at Namban Culture Center, then get engrossed in the history at Peace Osaka, then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and finally examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Hankyu Umeda Gallery and then take a stroll through Dotonbori.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Osaka itinerary website .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Peace Osaka ©
Peace Osaka
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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