12 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

12 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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12 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Tennoji
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tennoji
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Tennoji

Tennoji ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Osakajyo Nishinomaru Garden, Shinsekai, Minami (Namba), and other attractions. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tennoji: Kobe Motomachi Shopping Street (in Chuo) and Kobe Harborland (in Kobe).

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tennoji trip itinerary builder tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Tennoji is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tennoji due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in May; daily highs in Tennoji reach 28°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tennoji

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Kobe
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Byodoin, Kinkaku-ji, Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kasuga Grand Shrine, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and take a stroll through Gion.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner .

Getting from Tennoji to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tennoji in May since evenings lows in Kyoto dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Tennoji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Byodoin
Find places to stay May 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

1
night
Tennoji

Tennoji ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Osaka tenmangu shrine, Shitennoji Temple, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory, make a trip to Umeda Sky Building, and then stop by Pokemon Center Osaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, then don't miss a visit to Shitennoji Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osaka tenmangu shrine.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tennoji vacation planner .

Drive from Kyoto to Tennoji in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tennoji, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tennoji

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Shitennoji Temple ©
Shitennoji Temple
Kuchu Teien Observatory ©
Kuchu Teien Observatory
Umeda Sky Building ©
Umeda Sky Building

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