12 days in Kyoto & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

12 days in Kyoto & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

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1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
2
Osaka
— 8 nights

2
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.
You've added Kyoto Station Building, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Ninna-ji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Kyoto Station Building, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Ninna-ji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Shinkyogoku Shopping District, stop by Teramachi-dori Street, thencontemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto planning site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Kyoto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in February, expect Kyoto to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kyoto Station Building ©
Kyoto Station Building
Teramachi-dori Street ©
Teramachi-dori Street

8
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.
You've added Hep Five Ferris Wheel, Umeda Sky Building, Tsutenkaku Hondori Shopping Street, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Outdoors Tours
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Tsutenkaku Hondori Shopping Street ©
Tsutenkaku Hondori Shopping Street
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel
Tsutenkaku ©
Tsutenkaku

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