30 days in Kansai Itinerary

30 days in Kansai Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Kyoto
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Sakai
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Koya-cho
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Toyooka
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Himeji
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

7
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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center) and Osaka (Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum, Universal Studios Japan, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, go for a walk through Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto holiday builder website.

New Delhi, India to Kyoto is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from New Delhi to Kyoto, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can take a train to Sakai.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

5
nights
Sakai

Sakai ©
Known as a prominent medieval seaport, and for its keyhole burial mounds and Samurai swords, the bayside city of Sakai boasts plenty of attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sakai: The Kuzuharas House (in Tondabayashi), Taimadera Nakanobo (in Katsuragi) and Kiishosoji Temple (in Gose). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Tsudoshiroyama Ancient Tomb, don't miss a visit to Akamon Oneribei, stop by Studio Yamato Zakura, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shipporyuji Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sakai tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Sakai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Sakai sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Sakai

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sakurai, Wakayama, Tondabayashi, Izumisano, Uda
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Omiwa Shrine ©
Omiwa Shrine
Hanasaki Farm / David Austin Roses ©
Hanasaki Farm / David Austin Roses
Shipporyuji Temple ©
Shipporyuji Temple

5
nights
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koya-cho: Takaminosato (in Higashiyoshino-mura), Totsukawa-mura (Totsukawamura Rekishi Minzoku Shiryokan, Onsen Resorts, &more) and Miyama no Sato Shinrin Park (in Hidakagawa-cho).

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Koya-cho trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Sakai to Koya-cho by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Koya-cho can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Toyooka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Totsukawa-mura, Kuriyama Family Residence, Takaminosato, Kiminocho Kamifureai Park, Miyama no Sato Shinrin Park
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Ryusen-in Temple ©
Ryusen-in Temple
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Tamaki Shrine ©
Tamaki Shrine

5
nights
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ayabe Fureai Farm (in Ayabe), Mikobata Senkojo Mine (in Asago) and Yabu (Tendaki Falls & Wakasu Kogen Oya Ski Area). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Kosaki Observatory, go for a walk through Amanohashidate, see the interesting displays at Naomi Uemura Bokenkan, and pick up some local products at Toyooka Sanchoku Magokoro Market.

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

Drive from Koya-cho to Toyooka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Toyooka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Toyooka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Miyazu, Yabu, Kosaki Observatory, Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Helicopter Squadron 23rd, Onitakeinari Shrine
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Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen
Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Thermal Spas

6
nights
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Explore Himeji's surroundings by going to Sumiyoshi Shrine (in Akashi), Jodoji Temple (in Ono) and Terra Dorm (in Nishiwaki). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, take in the views from Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, walk around Kunimi no Mori Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Himeji trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Toyooka to Himeji takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Takasago, Shiso, Kakogawa, Sumiyoshi Shrine, Jodoji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Jodoji Temple
Jodoji Temple