21 days in Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

21 days in Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

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21 days in Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Cairns
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Osaka
— 20 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Cairns

20
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.
Popular historic sites such as Jojakkoji Temple and Hase-dera Temple are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Oriental Ceramics and Toshodaiji Temple. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nakagyo (Nijo Castle & Pontocho), Kita (Kitano Tenmangu Shrine & Obai-in) and Kyoto (Mt. Atago, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, & more). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Arima Onsen, walk around Nara Park, steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Osaka vacation planner .

Cairns, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairns in December, expect Osaka to be colder, temps between 13°C and 4°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Koya-cho, Otsu, Kashihara
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Toji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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