9 days in Mino, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

9 days in Mino, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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9 days in Mino, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Osaka
Drive:  30​min
1
Mino
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
End: Osaka

2
nights
Mino

Mino ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yunohana Onsen as well as Waterfall of Mino. On the 7th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall of Mino, then get outside with Shinkansen Park, and then savor the flavors at Saisai Mimasaka, Mino Saito. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Mino City History Museum, soak in some Japanese tradition at Yunohana Onsen, then don't miss a visit to Tojin Modoriiwa, and finally contemplate the long history of Inatsuhiko Shrine.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mino trip maker website .

Osaka to Mino is an approximately half hour car ride. In December, daytime highs in Mino are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Mino

Parks Nature Baths

Side Trips

Yunohana Onsen, Shinkansen Park
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Waterfall of Mino ©
Waterfall of Mino
Inatsuhiko Shrine ©
Inatsuhiko Shrine
Shinkansen Park ©
Shinkansen Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walking tours as well as MariCAR Osaka. You'll explore and learn at Mint Museum and CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA. Shop till you drop at Hankyu Umeda Main Store and Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Pontocho (in Nakagyo), Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (in Kita) and Kyoto (Toji, Tofuku-ji Temple, & more).

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary builder app .

Osaka is just a short distance from Mino. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Jojakkoji Temple ©
Jojakkoji Temple
Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chishaku-in, take in the spiritual surroundings of Konkai Komyoji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shinnyodo Temple, steep yourself in history at Genkoan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jingoji Temple, and finally browse the exhibits of Toraya Kyoto Gallery. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hiyoshi Taisha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosenin, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enkō-ji Temple.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Uji, Hiyoshi Taisha
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Konkai Komyoji Temple ©
Konkai Komyoji Temple
Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple ©
Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple
Hosenin ©
Hosenin

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