10 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

10 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
2
Osaka
— 6 nights

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Gion and Kinkaku-ji. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thengo for a walk through Gion, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo.

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Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Kyoto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in January, things will get colder in Kyoto: highs are around °C and lows about °C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

6
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 list of things to see and do now includes Kuromon Market, Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, Pokemon Center Osaka, and other attractions. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Takarazuka City Historical Museum Old Wada House (in Takarazuka), Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en) and The Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism (in Kato). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Kobe, Koya-cho, Nara, Himeji, Suita
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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