8 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

8 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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8 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
1
Osaka
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
train + Fly:  12​h
End: Honolulu, Oahu

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.
MariCAR Osaka has been added to your itinerary. Visit Kinpusenji Temple and Koyasan Danjo Garan for their historical value. Get outdoors at Mt. Yoshino and Mitarai Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kobe (Arima Onsen, Kobe Oji Zoo, & more), Koya-cho (Kadohama Gomatofu Sohompo & Kongobu-ji Temple) and Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple, Mt. Wakakusa, & more). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Main Store, view the masterpieces at Hankyu Umeda Gallery, contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senko-ji Temple.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka travel itinerary planner.

Honolulu, USA to Osaka is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 19 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in May, things will get little chillier in Osaka: highs are around 77°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kobe, Nara, Koya-cho, Yoshino-cho, Soni-mura
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Mitarai Valley ©
Mitarai Valley
Kazugayama Genshirin ©
Kazugayama Genshirin
Soni Highland ©
Soni Highland

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Genkoan.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kyoto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
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Myoshinji Temple ©
Myoshinji Temple
Keage Incline ©
Keage Incline
Mount Hiei ©
Mount Hiei

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