10 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

10 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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10 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gion and Kinkaku-ji. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Toji and Kamogawa River. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tofuku-ji Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip builder tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kyoto. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in March; daily highs in Kyoto reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nara Park and Osaka Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt. Koya and Mitarai Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Mt. Kongo (in Chihayaakasaka-mura), Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan, Kongobu-ji Temple, & more) and Arima Onsen (in Kobe). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Dotonbori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, and identify plant and animal life at Rokuen.

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Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In March in Osaka, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Mitarai Valley, Arima Onsen, Mt. Kongo
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Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

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