9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Osaka
— 7 nights

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Toji and Ise Shrine Geku. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Himeji Castle. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Koya-cho (Kodai-in Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more), Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nigatsu-do Temple) and Kyoto (Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji, &more). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Otsuka Museum of Art and stop by Dotombori District.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary planning tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Osaka is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cape Town in April: highs in Osaka hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Koya-cho, Nara, Ise Shrine Geku, Himeji Castle
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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