8 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

8 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: London

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kasuga Grand Shrine and Nigatsu-do Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kashihara Jingu and Yakushi-ji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Kobe (Kobe Sanda Premium Outlets & Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki)), Ishibutai Tomb (in Asuka-mura) and Sanda Furusato Learning Museum (in Sanda). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kids Plaza Osaka, explore the ancient world of Fujiwara Ancient Palace Ruin, pause for some photo ops at Subway Construction Site Gas Explosion Victims Memorial Monument, and contemplate the long history of Bank of Japan Osaka Branch Old Building.

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London, UK to Osaka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, things will get a bit warmer in Osaka: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Kobe, Kashihara, Ishibutai Tomb, Sanda Furusato Learning Museum
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Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Kashihara Jingu
Kashihara Jingu

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tofuku-ji Temple and Jojakkoji Temple. Get some historical perspective at Higashi Hongan-ji Temple and Kifune Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Takenami Beach (in Mihama-cho), Fukusho-in Temple (in Otsu) and Metasequoia Namiki (in Takashima). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Goma no Sato, get engrossed in the history at Sankyuan Uji Tea Reference Library, and contemplate the long history of Genku-ji Temple.

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You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Takenami Beach, Sankyuan Uji Tea Reference Library, Fukusho-in Temple, Goma no Sato, Nippon Showa Ongakumura Eguchi Yoshi Memorial Hall
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Kifune Shrine ©
Kifune Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

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