11 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

11 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 5 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Hase-dera Temple and Kinpusenji Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Omiwa Shrine and Hirohashibairin. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Ise (Ise Shrine Geku & Sarutahiko Shrine), Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda (in Ikeda) and Arima Onsen (in Kobe). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muroji Temple, don't miss a visit to Koyasan Danjo Garan, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kissho-ji Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hitokura Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary builder website.

Gladstone, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gladstone to Osaka. In March, Osaka is cooler than Gladstone - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Ise, Sakurai, Kinpusenji Temple
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Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Omiwa Shrine ©
Omiwa Shrine
Muroji Temple ©
Muroji Temple

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.
Myoshinji Temple and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kennin-ji Temple and Sanzen-in Temple. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, contemplate the long history of Daigo-ji Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Myoshinji Temple ©
Myoshinji Temple
Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki) ©
Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki)
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

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