9 days in Osaka Prefecture & Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Osaka Prefecture & Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

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9 days in Osaka Prefecture & Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h
1
Osaka
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Singapore to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in June, with highs in Osaka at 32°C and lows at 22°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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4
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.
You've added Kyoto Handicraft Center, Maruyama Park, Kanshundo Japanese Sweets Cooking Class, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Gion and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Arashiyama and make a trip to Nishiki Market.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip planning tool .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Shopping Classes Historic Sites
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Gion
Gion
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

4
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rinku Premium Outlets as well as Lalaport Expocity. Nara Park and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Osaka Castle and Nigatsu-do Temple are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA (in Ikeda) and Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, & more). See some other sides of Osaka: wander the streets of Dotonbori, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, get a taste of the local shopping with Minami (Namba), and examine the collection at Jikko Cutlery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka route tool .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, Rinku Premium Outlets, Jikko Cutlery, Lalaport Expocity
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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