8 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

8 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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8 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + train:  11​h
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nene-no-Michi and Ninna-ji Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Matsui Sake Brewery and Rinko-in Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Byodoin (in Uji) and Suntory Yamazaki Distillery (in Shimamoto-cho). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, take a stroll through Pontocho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanzen-ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto online visit planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, Byodoin
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Toji ©
Toji
Kodai-ji Temple ©
Kodai-ji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mitarai Valley and Arima Onsen. Visit Koyasan Okunoin and Kasuga Grand Shrine for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA (in Ikeda) and Koya-cho (Mt. Koya & Kongobu-ji Temple). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Asahi Breweries Suita Brewery, get outside with Eeyan, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koya-cho, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, Mitarai Valley, Arima Onsen, Kasuga Grand Shrine
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Mitarai Valley ©
Mitarai Valley
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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