9 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

9 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  10 h 45 min
1
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  10 h
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kennin-ji Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tenryuji Temple and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Ise (Ise Shrine Geku, Sarutahiko Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-ji Temple, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto driving holiday planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in February, things will get cooler in Kyoto: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Ise, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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.
Do your shopping at Dotombori and Hankyu Umeda Honten. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Koyasan Okunoin and Nigatsu-do Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho), Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda (in Ikeda) and Arima Onsen (in Kobe). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, get a taste of the local shopping with Minami (Namba), and don't miss a visit to Kinpusenji Temple.

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

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Hase-dera Temple, Horyu-ji Temple, Muroji Temple, Koyasan Okunoin
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Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Dotombori ©
Dotombori

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