8 days in Nara, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

8 days in Nara, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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8 days in Nara, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h 30​min
1
Nara
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Naramachi Mechanical Toy Museum, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then walk around Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nara trip itinerary maker site .

Singapore, Singapore to Nara is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Singapore to Nara, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in June, expect Nara to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Kyoto International Manga Museum and Namikawa Yasuyuki Sippo Memorial Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The adventure continues: make a trip to Gion, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, see the interesting displays at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kyoto day trip website .

Getting from Nara to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Nara in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kyoto, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and then take in the exciting artwork at Hankyu Umeda Gallery. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Jikko Cutlery, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and finally let little ones run wild at Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Osaka travel planner .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. June in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Jikko Cutlery, Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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