14 days in Kansai Itinerary

14 days in Kansai Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 2 nights
2
Nara
— 1 day
3
Kyoto
— 6 nights
4
Kobe
— 1 night
5
Osaka
— 1 night
6
Mino
— 1 day
7
Osaka
— 2 nights

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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.
You've now added Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, expect Osaka to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle Park ©
Osaka Castle Park

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Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 12th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, thenpause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nara travel planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In November in Nara, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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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 Tenryuji Temple, Kodai-ji Temple and Shogunzuka Seiryuden Temple. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Ritsuin Temple in Otsu--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Ritsuin Temple, Nagoya Castle
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
You've added Kitano-cho, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Tairyuji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 18th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Tairyuji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), take in the pleasant sights at Kitano-cho, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Kobe Port Tower, and finally take a stroll through Kobe Harborland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Arima Onsen, browse the different shops at Rokko Garden Terrace, take in nature's colorful creations at Rokko Alpine Garden, thenget a taste of life in the country at Rokkosan Farm, and finally don't miss a visit to Rokko Yahata Shrine.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kobe planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Kobe by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens ©
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen

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Osaka

Osaka ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stop by Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Kobe to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Mino.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping
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Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street ©
Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street

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Mino

Mino ©
Katsuo-ji Temple has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): walk around Minoo Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katsuo-ji Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mino online journey planner.

Mino is just a short distance from Osaka. In November in Mino, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Mino

Parks Historic Sites
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Minoo Park ©
Minoo Park
Katsuo-ji Temple ©
Katsuo-ji Temple

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Osaka

Osaka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market and then take a stroll through Minami (Namba). Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, take in panoramic vistas at Harukas 300 Observation Deck, don't miss a visit to Abeno Harukas, thenexplore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and finally walk around Osaka Castle Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Osaka online route maker.

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Mino. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Wakayama Castle
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle Park ©
Osaka Castle Park
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street