9 days in Osaka Prefecture & Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Osaka Prefecture & Kyoto Prefecture Itinerary

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1
Osaka
— 2 nights
2
Miyazu
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Honten, ponder the world of politics at Mint Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, then steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and finally take a stroll through Minami (Namba). On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Expo '70 Commemorative Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Kids Plaza Osaka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hōzen-ji Temple, then get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakanoshima Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary tool.

Sydney, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 11°C and lows are around 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
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Hankyu Umeda Honten ©
Hankyu Umeda Honten
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda ©
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

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Miyazu

Miyazu ©
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Amanohashidate View Land, contemplate the waterfront views at Amanohashidate, then steep yourself in history at Ine no Funaya, then kick back and relax 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, get engrossed in the history at Maizuru Chiegura, then stroll around Kasamatsu Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Amanohashidate Museum Chienowakan.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Miyazu trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Osaka to Miyazu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in February, plan for slightly colder days in Miyazu, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyazu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Ine-cho, Maizuru
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Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Ine no Funaya ©
Ine no Funaya
Maizuru City Commemoration Hall ©
Maizuru City Commemoration Hall

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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 some cultural insight at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Kennin-ji Temple. Visit Ninna-ji Temple and Tenryuji Temple for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Uji to see Byodoin about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, wander the streets of Pontocho District, steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto attractions website.

You can drive from Miyazu to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Miyazu, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Byodoin
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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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