7 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

7 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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7 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

3
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 Osaka Free Walking Tour, Happy Owl Cafe Chouette, Dotonbori, and other attractions you added. Popular historic sites such as Toshodaiji Temple and Osaka Castle are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Nigatsu-do Temple and Minami (Namba). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Yoshikien, Nara Park, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip planning tool .

Honolulu, USA to Osaka is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 19 hours traveling from Honolulu to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in May: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 77°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Toshodaiji Temple ©
Toshodaiji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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.
You've added Pokemon Center Kyoto, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Nishiki Market, and other attractions to your itinerary.

Find out how to plan Kyoto trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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