9 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Nara Itinerary

9 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Nara Itinerary

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9 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Nara Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h
1
Kita
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Tennoji
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
4
Nara
— 1 night
train + Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kuchu Teien Observatory as well as Osaka Castle. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Shitennoji Temple, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kita trip maker tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Kita is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or fly. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in June; daily highs in Kita reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tennoji.

Things to do in Kita

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Shitennoji ©
Shitennoji

1
night
Tennoji

Tennoji ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tennoji itinerary maker website .

Tennoji is very close to Kita. In June, daily temperatures in Tennoji can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tennoji

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto Railway Museum as well as Nijo Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get a sense of the local culture at Gion and Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, meet the residents at Monkey Park Iwatayama, steep yourself in history at Yasaka Shrine, and take a stroll through Pontocho.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip tool .

Drive from Tennoji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tennoji in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Kyoto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Todai-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then get engrossed in the history at Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nara road trip site .

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. In June, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will leave for home on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center ©
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center

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