60 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

60 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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60 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly + train:  19​h 45​min
1
Osaka
— 28 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 30 nights
train + Fly:  19​h
End: Rome

28
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Koyasan Reihokan Museum and Kao Eco Lab Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Koyasan Okunoin and Nara National Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kishiwada Danjiri Kaikan (in Kishiwada), Tannowa Beach (in Misaki-cho) and Sayamaike Museum (in Osakasayama). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, see the sky in a new way at Star Zoo, Misato Astronomical Observatory, take an in-depth tour of Ichizo Kobayashi Memorial Museum, and explore the ancient world of Kii Fudoki No Oka Museum of Archaeology and Folklore.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary maker tool .

Rome, Italy to Osaka is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Osaka is 8 hours. In June in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kobe, Koya-cho, Nara, Nishinomiya, Suita
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Kimiidera Temple ©
Kimiidera Temple
Koyasan Daishi Kyokai ©
Koyasan Daishi Kyokai
Koyasan Reihokan Museum ©
Koyasan Reihokan Museum

30
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pontocho and Kyoto Railway Museum. Get some historical perspective at Hikone Castle and Nanzen-ji Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Kinomotojuku (in Nagahama), Kaizu Osaki (in Takashima) and Nantan (The Little Indigo Museum & Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Fukuchiyama City Flood Control Memorial, kick back and relax at Omimaiko Beach, admire the masterpieces at Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Namikawa Yasuyuki Sippo Memorial Museum.

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Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Otsu, Fukuchiyama, Obama, Miyazu, Uji
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Kyoto Botanical Garden ©
Kyoto Botanical Garden
Miho Museum ©
Miho Museum
Hachiman-bori ©
Hachiman-bori

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