7 days in Kyoto, Toyooka & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Kyoto, Toyooka & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

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7 days in Kyoto, Toyooka & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly + train:  30​min
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Toyooka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
You've added Nijo Castle, Tenryuji Temple, Arashiyama, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): go for a walk through Arashiyama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally make a trip to Kyoto Sanjokai Shotengai. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chionji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, then take a stroll through Gion, and finally contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Kyoto travel planner .

Taipei, Taiwan to Kyoto is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Taipei to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Taipei in October: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 27°C and lows are around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for Toyooka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

1
night
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Street of Kinosaki Onsen and then stroll around Genbudo Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ine no Funaya, get outside with Miyama Town Nature Cultural Village, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

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Traveling by train from Kyoto to Toyooka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Kyoto in October, expect nights in Toyooka to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Toyooka

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ine no Funaya, Miyama Town Nature Cultural Village, Nishiki Market Shopping District
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Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen
Nishiki Market Shopping District ©
Nishiki Market Shopping District
Ine no Funaya ©
Ine no Funaya

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, Harukas 300 Observation Deck, Hozenji Yokocho, and other attractions. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Koyasan Danjo Garan, then contemplate the long history of Koyasan Daimon, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip planner .

Getting from Toyooka to Osaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In October in Osaka, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Koya-cho
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya

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