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:  11​h 30​min
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  12​h 15​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.
On the 25th (Fri), examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Ceramics. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner .

Honolulu, USA to Osaka is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 19 hours. In May, Osaka is little chillier than Honolulu - with highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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.
Popular historic sites such as Nijo-jo Castle and Ryoanji Temple are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gion and Kyoto International Manga Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Kyoto National Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto attractions tool .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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