8 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

8 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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8 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  7​h
1
Osaka
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

5
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.
You've added Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden, Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do your shopping at Dotonbori and Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street. Explore hidden gems such as Minami (Namba) and Kongobu-ji Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Chinatown (Nankinmachi) (in Kobe), Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan, Koyasan Reihokan Museum, & more) and Wakayama (Wakayama Castle & Kimiidera Temple). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi, buy something for everyone on your list at Namba Parks, and get great views at Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip builder site .

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Osaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Kobe, Wakayama, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Kimiidera Temple ©
Kimiidera 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kyoto City Sagatoriimotocho Nami Preservation Hall, Bamboo Forest Street, Monkey Park Iwatayama, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River, and finally take a stroll through Pontocho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monkey Park Iwatayama, don't miss a visit to Bamboo Forest Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyoto City Sagatoriimotocho Nami Preservation Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally step into the grandiose world of Nijo-jo Castle.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 10th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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