10 days in Kyoto, Nara & Osaka Itinerary

10 days in Kyoto, Nara & Osaka Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Nara
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Singapore

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 Kyoto Imperial Palace, Gion, Kinkaku-ji, and other attractions.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kyoto online journey planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kyoto. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Kyoto at 13°C and lows at 4°C. You will leave for Nara on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
day
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Todaiji Temple Cultural Center as well as Kofuku-ji Temple. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, thenappreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, and finally examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center.

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You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center ©
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center

5
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 Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, Shin Umeda City, Osaka City Air Terminal, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, and contemplate the long history of Osaka City Central Hall.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Osaka online journey builder.

You can drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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Pokemon Center Osaka ©
Pokemon Center Osaka
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Kuchu Teien Observatory ©
Kuchu Teien Observatory

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