6 days in Kobe, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

6 days in Kobe, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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6 days in Kobe, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
1
Kobe
— 1 night
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

1
night
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 3rd (Tue), find something for the whole family at Rokkosan Field Athletic, gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chinatown (Nankinmachi).

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kobe online itinerary planner .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Kobe is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Kobe. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, things will get cooler in Kobe: highs are around 13°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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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.
On the 4th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji and then take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto vacation maker tool .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Kobe. In December, daytime highs in Kyoto are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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 6th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and then meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Osaka holiday builder website .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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