46 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

46 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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1
Osaka
— 21 nights
2
Kyoto
— 22 nights

21
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 Rokko-Shidare Observatory, Rokko Garden Terrace, Rokkosan County House, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dotombori District and Himeji Castle. For shopping fun, head to Minami (Namba) or Kobe Harborland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more), Koko-en (in Himeji) and Kobe (Mt. Maya, Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Osaka route planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Osaka is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Jeddah to Osaka, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jeddah in September, with highs in Osaka at °C and lows at °C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kobe, Nara, Himeji, Mino, Satsukiyama Park
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 21:
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

22
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 list of things to see and do now includes Hosenin, Genkoan, Kamigamo Shrine, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kyoto National Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Nishijin Textile Center. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Uji
Find places to stay Oct 21 — Nov 12:
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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