9 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

9 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Singapore

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Step out of Kyoto to go to Nara and see Todai-ji Temple, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, and hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto holiday planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Kyoto is 1 hour. In June, Kyoto is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Himeji Castle. Step out of Osaka with an excursion to Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum in Kobe--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip builder.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Himeji Castle
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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