5 days in Osaka, Hirakata & Kyoto Itinerary

5 days in Osaka, Hirakata & Kyoto Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Naha
Fly:  2 h
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30 min
2
Hirakata
— 1 day
train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
4
Kyoto
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: Naha

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.
Osaka Castle Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, walk around Osaka Castle Park, then wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Naha to Osaka is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Naha in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 76°F in Osaka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hirakata.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

1
day
Hirakata

Hirakata ©
Hirakata is a city in northeastern Osaka Prefecture, Japan. On the 5th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Hirakata Park.

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Traveling by car from Osaka to Hirakata takes an hour. July in Hirakata sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Hirakata

Theme Parks
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Hirakata Park ©
Hirakata Park

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
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You can drive from Hirakata to Osaka in an hour. You will leave for Kyoto on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto Railway Museum, Arashiyama Kimono Forest and Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. On the 6th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, then go for a walk through Arashiyama Kimono Forest, and then examine the collection at Kyoto Railway Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip site.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kyoto Railway Museum ©
Kyoto Railway Museum

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