16 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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Osaka — 7 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dotombori District and Namban Culture Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Takarazuka City Historical Museum Old Wada House (in Takarazuka), Takatsuki (Osaka Medical College History Museum & Imashirozuka Ancient History Museum) and Ibaraki (Ibaraki Municipal Kawabata Yasunari Literature Museum, Senso-ji Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, get engrossed in the history at Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, and contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka day trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in June, things will get slightly colder in Osaka: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 8 nights

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 explore and learn at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Kyoto National Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Muko City Cultural Museum in Muko, approximately Muko away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, admire the masterpieces at Hosomi Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kyoto journey planner.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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