11 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

11 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 6 nights

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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.
Family-friendly places like Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Universal Studios Japan will thrill your kids. Himeji Castle and Osaka Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Rokuen, Nara Park, &more), Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho) and Otsuka Museum of Art (in Naruto). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Dotombori District, examine the collection at The World Money Box Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Takarazuka City Historical Museum Old Wada House.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka holiday planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-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 Kuala Lumpur to Osaka. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Osaka reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tokugawa Art Museum and Kyoto National Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nagoya City Science Museum (in Sakae), Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Okageza (in Ise). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, take a stroll through Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kyoto online trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kyoto are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Side Trips

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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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