9 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

9 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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9 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  5​h
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotonbori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senko-ji Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Osaka visit planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

Before you visit Kyoto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In August in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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