13 days in Osaka, Nagoya & Kyoto Itinerary

13 days in Osaka, Nagoya & Kyoto Itinerary

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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Nagoya
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Kobe), Himeji (Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, Koko-en, &more) and Akamon Oneribei (in Nishinomiya). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shibagaki Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka road trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Himeji, Nishinomiya, Honko-ji Temple, Shibagaki Shrine, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Ise (Sarutahiko Shrine, Ise Shrine Geku, &more), Toba Aquarium (in Toba) and Nabana no Sato (in Kuwana). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, go for a walk through Goyosuiato Gaien, and step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Nagoya trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Osaka to Nagoya by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Osaka in February: highs in Nagoya hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Kuwana, Toba Aquarium
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Okage Yokocho ©
Okage Yokocho

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker website.

Getting from Nagoya to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

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