9 days in Osaka Prefecture & Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Osaka Prefecture & Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansai visit planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

9 days in Osaka Prefecture & Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Miyazu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Sydney

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.
On the 8th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Honten, explore the galleries of Mint Museum, then examine the collection at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, then steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and finally take a stroll through Minami (Namba). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): stroll around Expo '70 Commemorative Park, see the interesting displays at Kids Plaza Osaka, make a trip to Hōzen-ji Temple, then get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, and finally don't miss a visit to Nakanoshima Park.

Find out how to plan Osaka trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Sydney, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Osaka. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Osaka at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Miyazu.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Expo '70 Commemorative Park, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda ©
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho

2
nights
Miyazu

Miyazu ©
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Amanohashidate View Land, don't miss a visit to Amanohashidate, then contemplate the long history of Ine no Funaya, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honjohama Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaya Seacoast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Maizuru City Commemoration Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Maizuru Chiegura, then stroll around Kasamatsu Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Amanohashidate Museum Chienowakan.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyazu online travel route planner .

You can drive from Osaka to Miyazu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Osaka in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Miyazu: temperatures range from 6°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyazu

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Ine-cho, Maizuru
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Ine no Funaya ©
Ine no Funaya
Maizuru City Commemoration Hall ©
Maizuru City Commemoration Hall

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tenryuji Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple. Get some historical perspective at Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Kennin-ji Temple. Step out of Kyoto to go to Uji and see Byodoin, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Miyazu to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Miyazu in February, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Byodoin
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

Similar Plans

11 days in Hokkaido & Osaka Prefecture BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Osaka Prefecture, Kyoto & Tokyo SEE PLAN March, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Osaka Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture & Kobe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Kyoto & Osaka Prefecture BY A USER FROM THAILAND February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Japan BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BRUNEI December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BRUNEI December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Japan BY A USER FROM HONG KONG April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Tokyo Prefecture & Kyoto Prefecture BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Osaka Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture & Tokyo Prefecture BY A USER FROM JAPAN April, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM JAPAN April, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans