11 days in Osaka Prefecture & Kyoto Itinerary

11 days in Osaka Prefecture & Kyoto Itinerary

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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.
Horyu-ji Temple and Toshodai-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda and Kids Plaza Osaka. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple & Nara Park), Kongobu-ji Temple (in Koya-cho) and Arima Onsen (in Kobe). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Dotombori District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, and contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Osaka online road trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Osaka is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Osaka is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Manila in December: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Toji. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Jojakkoji Temple. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, and contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 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 · Parks · Wildlife

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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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