9 days in Osaka & Nara Itinerary

9 days in Osaka & Nara Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 5 nights
2
Nara
— 3 nights

5
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 find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Gofuso Garden (in Kishiwada), Koya-cho (Mt. Koya & Koyasan Okunoin) and Kyoto (Bamboo Forest Street, Ryoanji Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Osaka sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In February in Osaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Kyoto, Koya-cho, Gofuso Garden
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

3
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, thenpause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Chubu Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Byodoin, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Daitokuji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Jindoji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nara trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Daitokuji Temple, Jindoji Temple, Byodoin, Mt.Takami, Chubu Park
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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