8 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

8 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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8 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Bandar Seri Begawan
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Bandar Seri Begawan

4
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.
Kawasaki Good Times World and Panasonic Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Koyasan Okunoin and Oh Shrine for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kobe (Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution & Kobe Harborland), Kashihara (Yamaoke Residence & Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties) and Itami Sky Park (in Itami). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Honjo-ji Temple, examine the collection at Takashimaya Museum, and steep yourself in history at Tatsumi Shrine.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip builder .

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan in December, with highs in Osaka at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kobe, Kashihara, Koya-cho, Nara, Panasonic Museum
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Kawasaki Good Times World ©
Kawasaki Good Times World
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Mint Museum ©
Mint 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.
On the 3rd (Fri), find something for the whole family at Diorama Kyoto Japan, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip maker app .

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Diorama Kyoto Japan ©
Diorama Kyoto Japan
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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