10 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

10 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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10 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nara Park and Tsurumi Ryokuchi Pool. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dotonbori and Todaiji Temple Cultural Center. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Sasakura Teppei Small Gallery (in Nishinomiya), Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Todai-ji Temple) and Higashinada (Kobe Fashion Museum & Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, explore the galleries of Jikko Cutlery, shop like a local with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka attractions site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Osaka. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get colder in Osaka: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Nara, Kobe, Sasakura Teppei Small Gallery, The World Money Box Museum, Jikko Cutlery
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kyoto National Museum and Namikawa Yasuyuki Sippo Memorial Museum. Get some cultural insight at Gion and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, admire the masterpieces at Hosomi Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. December in Kyoto sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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