5 days in Kobe, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

5 days in Kobe, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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5 days in Kobe, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  10​h
1
Kobe
— 1 day
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Kobe

Kobe
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 10th (Tue), look for gifts at Moriya Shop, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kobe Shu-shin-kan Breweries, and then kick back and relax at Azur Maiko.

Plan trip to Kobe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Singapore, Singapore to Kobe is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in September, expect Kobe to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Genkoan, go for a walk through Arashiyama, and then look for gifts at Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square. On your second day here, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkaku-ji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Ryogin-an Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kyoto visit website .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Kobe. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kobe in September since evenings lows in Kyoto dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Ginkakuji Temple ©
Ginkakuji Temple
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Fri), browse the different shops at Tennoji Mio Plaza and then enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Osaka online trip builder .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

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Kuchu Teien Observatory ©
Kuchu Teien Observatory

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