11 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

11 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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Osaka
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Kyoto
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda and Arima Onsen. Take a break from the city and head to Nara Park and Mt. Maya. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Sakurai (Hase-dera Temple & Omiwa Shrine), Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan, Kongobu-ji Temple, &more) and Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple, take a stroll through Dotombori District, get a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Honten, and explore the engaging exhibits at Kids Plaza Osaka.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka sightseeing site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple

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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.
Bring the kids along to Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Toji. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tofuku-ji Temple and Tenryuji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Hikone (Genkyuen Garden & Hikone Castle) and Ise (Oharai-machi & Ise Shrine Geku). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, go for a walk through Gion, admire the striking features of Ninna-ji Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel route planning tool.

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 time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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