34 days in Kyoto, Osaka & Toyooka Itinerary

34 days in Kyoto, Osaka & Toyooka Itinerary

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34 days in Kyoto, Osaka & Toyooka Itinerary

Start: Kyoto
1
Kyoto
— 28 nights
train:  30​min
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Toyooka
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
End: Kyoto

28
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.
Arashiyama Authentic Maiko Experience Studio Kokoro has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rokuen and Nanzen-ji Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Yoshino and Fukuchiyama City Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Miyazu (Kyoo-ji Temple & Kanabiki Waterfall), Fukuchiyama (Onitakeinari Shrine, Amanoiwato Shrine, & more) and Hikone (Hikone Castle & Itoju Honten). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the verdant scenery at Arima Onsen, and steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kyoto journey builder website .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Otsu, Nara, Kobe, Fukuchiyama, Osaka
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Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki) ©
Miho Museum ©
Miho Museum
Kyoto Railway Museum ©
Kyoto Railway Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnology, then take an in-depth tour of Koshien History Museum, then examine the collection at Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, and finally stop by Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Modern Transportation Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Sakuya Konohanakan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bentenshu Meioji Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibaraki Kasugaoka Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka online trip planner .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In May, daytime highs in Osaka are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Toyooka.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ibaraki, Koshien History Museum, National Museum of Ethnology, Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
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National Museum of Ethnology ©
National Museum of Ethnology
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum ©
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
Koshien History Museum ©
Koshien History Museum

3
nights
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Toyooka City Konotori Bunkakan, then head outdoors with Ritsuun Gorge, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mikobata Senkojo Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): browse the exhibits of Warabekan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nariaiji Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sakatare Shrine.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Toyooka route planning site .

You can drive from Osaka to Toyooka in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Osaka in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Toyooka: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 23°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Toyooka

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Asago, Nariaiji Temple, Warabekan
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Warabekan ©
Warabekan
Nariaiji Temple ©
Nariaiji Temple

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