42 days in Osaka & Nagoya Itinerary

42 days in Osaka & Nagoya Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 20 nights
2
Nagoya
— 21 nights

20
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.
Appreciate the collections at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Keage Incline, &more), Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more) and Kobe (Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Dotombori District, get engrossed in the history at Kusuri no Doshomachi Archive, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, and take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Osaka is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Osaka is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in May; daily highs in Osaka reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Nishinomiya, Koya-cho
Find places to stay May 5 — 25:
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Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

21
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Kisosakicho Cultural Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama), Gifu (Gifu City Tower 43 Observation Room, Gifu Castle / Inabayama Castle, &more) and Nakasendo Tsumagojuku (in Nagiso-machi). Pack the 12th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Laguna Ten Bosch. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Nagoya Castle, catch a live event at Nagoya Stadium, and take a stroll through Sakae.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nagoya driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in May, plan for slightly colder days in Nagoya, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuwana, Gifu, Toyota, Tokoname, Omihachiman
Find places to stay May 25 — Jun 15:
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Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum
Sakae
Sakae

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