10 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

10 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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10 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly + train:  11​h 30​min
1
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

4
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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Tofuku-ji Temple for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tenryuji Temple and Kodai-ji Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Ise (Oharai-machi & Ise Shrine Geku). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and steep yourself in history at Ninna-ji Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto vacation maker .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Kyoto is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in December, expect Kyoto to be colder, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Ise
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Ise Shrine Geku ©
Ise Shrine Geku
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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.
Appreciate the collections at Kids Plaza Osaka and CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Koyasan Okunoin and Horyu-ji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Koyasan Danjo Garan (in Koya-cho), Sakurai (Hase-dera Temple & Omiwa Shrine) and Nara (Nara Park, Nigatsu-do Temple, & more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodaiji Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Arima Onsen, and take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Osaka tour itinerary builder site .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Sakurai, Koya-cho, Arima Onsen, Horyu-ji Temple
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Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan

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