9 days in Nagoya & Osaka Itinerary

9 days in Nagoya & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + Train:  8 h
1
Nagoya
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Nagoya
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  8 h
End: Manila, Luzon

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Do some cultural sightseeing at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park and Hosho-in (Osu Kannon). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Koran Valley (in Toyota), Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima (in Kuwana) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). There's lots more to do: get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Nagoya TV Tower, and don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street.

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Manila, Philippines to Nagoya is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Nagoya. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manila in April: high temperatures in Nagoya hover around 19°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Koran Valley, Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima, Inuyama Castle, Himakajima Beach
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Koran Valley ©
Koran Valley
Inuyama Castle ©
Inuyama Castle
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park ©
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Osaka holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Nagoya, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

4
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Visit Nagoya Castle and Myogen-in for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Atsuta Jingu Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Nagashima Spa Land (in Kuwana), Hikone Castle (in Hikone) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). See some other sides of Nagoya: contemplate the waterfront views at Yamazaki River, make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and enjoy breathtaking views from Nagoya TV Tower.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagoya road trip tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Osaka in May: highs in Nagoya hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagashima Spa Land, Hikone Castle, Myogen-in, Inuyama Castle
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Inuyama Castle ©
Inuyama Castle

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