9 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

9 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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9 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  7​h
1
Osaka
— Few hours
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

few
hours
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.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, with highs in Osaka at 23°C and lows at 12°C. You will leave for Kyoto on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Tenryuji Temple, Togetsukyo Bridge, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Arashiyama and Nishiki Market.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip planner .

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Legoland Discovery Center Osaka, Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Daisen Park, and other attractions you added. See some other sides of Osaka: make a trip to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip maker website .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, Daisen Park
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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