16 days in Osaka Itinerary

16 days in Osaka Itinerary

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16 days in Osaka Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  17 h
1
Osaka
— 14 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Phoenix

14
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Osaka Castle. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotonbori and Kyoto Station Building. Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Heian Shrine, Saihoji Temple, & more), Higashiyama (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Tofuku-ji Temple, & more) and Chuo (Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) & Kobe Harborland). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle.

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Phoenix, USA to Osaka is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Phoenix to Osaka. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in March: highs in Osaka hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Koya-cho, Uji, Himeji
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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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