8 days in Osaka & Manila Itinerary

8 days in Osaka & Manila Itinerary

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8 days in Osaka & Manila Itinerary

Start: Boracay, Philippines
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Manila, Philippines
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 45​min
End: Boracay, Philippines

4
nights
Osaka, Japan

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Toji and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kodai-ji Temple and Horyu-ji Temple. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple (in Otsu), Kyoto (Nishi Honganji, Jojakkoji Temple, & more) and Kashihara Jingu (in Kashihara). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodaiji Temple, don't miss a visit to Hozenji Yokocho, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Osaka journey planner .

Boracay, Philippines to Osaka is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boracay to Osaka. In November, Osaka is colder than Boracay - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kyoto, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Horyu-ji Temple, Kashihara Jingu, Toshodai-ji Temple
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
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Toji ©
Toji
Kodai-ji Temple ©
Kodai-ji Temple
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

3
nights
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Agustin Church and Malate Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum and University of Santo Tomas. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Casa Manila, look for all kinds of wild species at Masungi Georeserve, and steep yourself in history at Fort San Antonio Abad.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Manila holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Manila takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Osaka to Manila due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Osaka in November; daily highs in Manila reach 37°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Masungi Georeserve
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum ©
National Museum
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church
Masungi Georeserve ©
Masungi Georeserve

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