4 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Nara Itinerary

4 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Nara Itinerary

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4 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Nara Itinerary

Start: Fukuoka
train:  3​h 30​min
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Nara
— 1 day
train:  3​h 45​min
End: Fukuoka

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 Dotonbori, All Star Osaka Walk and Osaka Castle Park. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get a taste of local nightlife at All Star Osaka Walk.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka journey planner.

Fukuoka to Osaka is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle Park ©
Osaka Castle Park

1
night
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 Kyoto Bike Tour - The Bamboo Forest & Arashiyama, Cycle Kyoto and Gion. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take a spin around town with Kyoto Bike Tour - The Bamboo Forest & Arashiyama, pedal to the sights with Cycle Kyoto, then wander the streets of Gion, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip planner.

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion
Cycle Kyoto ©
Cycle Kyoto

1
day
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.
Saho River has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, walk around Nara Park, then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, and finally explore the activities along Saho River.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nara trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Saho River ©
Saho River

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