8 days in Osaka Itinerary

8 days in Osaka Itinerary

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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 a sense of the local culture at Gion and Nara Park. Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Enryaku-ji Shakado (in Otsu), Kyoto (Ryoanji Temple, Ginkaku-ji Temple, & more) and Higashiyama (Kiyomizu-dera Temple & Sanjusangendo Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, and contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Osaka online travel route planner .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In May in Osaka, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Koya-cho, Enryaku-ji Shakado
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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