13 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

13 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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13 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  5​h
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Osaka
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Namba Yasaka Shrine, Hōzen-ji Temple and Hozenji Yokocho.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, expect Osaka to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Kuromon Market ©
Kuromon Market
Abeno Harukas ©
Abeno Harukas

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Uji River, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Pontocho, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Arashiyama, and don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip app .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Uji, Torokko Kameoka Station Tourist Information Center
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

6
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes La Santa Maria, Tennoji Zoo, Shitennoji, and other attractions. Change things up with a short trip to Nara Park in Nara (about 54 minutes away). Explore Osaka further: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Kobe
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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