9 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

9 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 5 nights
2
Osaka
— 3 nights

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 Nijo Castle. Step out of Kyoto to go to Nara and see Todai-ji Temple, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in June, things will get slightly colder in Kyoto: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the 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 Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Kobe). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Osaka online attractions planner.

You can 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 °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Himeji Castle, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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