7 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

7 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
2
Osaka
— 3 nights

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nishiki Market Shopping District, Arashiyama, Toji, and other attractions you added. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kennin-ji Temple are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and stop by Gion.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary maker website.

Osaka to Kyoto is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Front Osaka, Midosuji Street and Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street. Popular historic sites such as Osaka Castle and Osaka City Central Hall are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Kobe (Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Minami (Namba), see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, browse the different shops at Universal City Walk Osaka, and shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Honten.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Osaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kobe
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Grand Front Osaka ©
Grand Front Osaka
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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