7 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

7 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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7 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Osaka
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
End: Osaka

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Minami (Namba), Nara Park, Osaka Castle Park, and other attractions. On the 26th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Tōdai-ji, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, then take a stroll through Minami (Namba), and finally take a stroll through Dotonbori.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka tour planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

4
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 Sento Imperial Palace (Sento Gosho), Nishiki Market, Fushimi Inari Taisha, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gion and Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji and take in nature's colorful creations at Shosei-en Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto vacation trip planner.

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

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