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:  10​h
1
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
End: Osaka

1
night
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.
You've now added Dotonbori to your itinerary.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip builder app .

Honolulu, USA to Osaka is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Osaka is 19 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Honolulu in May: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 77°F and lows are around 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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 Monkey Park Iwatayama, Ramen Factory Kyoto, Kyoto Aquarium, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 31st (Fri), get outside with Kyoto Kimono Rental Rei, pick up some new kitchen skills with Ramen Factory Kyoto, observe the fascinating underwater world at Kyoto Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum, and finally stop by Ippodo Tea Kyoto. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Keage Incline, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Entoku-in, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Park Iwatayama.

Before you visit Kyoto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Keage Incline ©
Keage Incline
Entoku-in ©
Entoku-in
Ramen Factory Kyoto ©
Ramen Factory Kyoto

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Osaka

Osaka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hankyu Umeda Gallery, MariCAR Osaka and Happy Owl Cafe Chouette. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka and Naramachi Koshino Ie. Do some cultural sightseeing at Walking tours and Kaidan-do. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Joruri Temple (in Kizugawa), Asakayama Green (in Sakai) and Chuguji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho). Explore Osaka further: see the interesting displays at Panasonic Museum.

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Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Asakayama Green, Panasonic Museum, Chuguji Temple, Joruri Temple
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Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka ©
Naramachi Koshino Ie ©
Naramachi Koshino Ie
Panasonic Museum ©
Panasonic Museum

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