38 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

38 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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38 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + train:  17​h 45​min
1
Kyoto
— 20 nights
train:  30​min
2
Osaka
— 15 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Perth

20
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Gion and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Kyorimbo Temple (in Omihachiman), Hikone Castle (in Hikone) and Hitomi Winery (in Higashiomi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Arashiyama, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market, and contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online trip builder .

Perth, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in June, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Otsu, Hikone Castle, Kaizu Osaki, Jindoji Temple, Hitomi Winery
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion

15
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.
Get some cultural insight at Dotonbori and Osaka Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara City Museum of Photography, & more), Koya-cho (Kumagai-ji Temple, Kodai-in Temple, & more) and Nara Prefectural Museum of Folklore (in Yamatokoriyama). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and admire all the interesting features of Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip maker tool .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In June, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Kobe, Koya-cho, Akashi, Amagasaki
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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