9 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Kobe Itinerary

9 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Kobe Itinerary

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9 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Kobe Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kobe
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nara Park and Mt. Koya. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dotonbori and Osaka Castle. Go for a jaunt from Osaka to Himeji to see Himeji Castle about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Osaka is 1 hour. In March, Osaka is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Himeji Castle, Nara Park, Mt. Koya
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

3
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 Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Do your shopping at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Fuuka-Kimono. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, wander the streets of Gion, steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto vacation website .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

2
nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), kick back and relax at Suma Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Kobe Chuo Church, and finally appreciate the views at Arima Onsen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ishoan and then let the kids burn off some steam at Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kobe trip itinerary site .

Kobe is very close to Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach
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Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Catholic Kobe Chuo Church ©
Catholic Kobe Chuo Church

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