6 days in Japan Itinerary

6 days in Japan Itinerary

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6 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  7​h
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Hong Kong

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, & more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and wander the streets of Dotonbori.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Osaka tour builder website .

Hong Kong, China to Osaka is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Osaka, with lows of 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

2
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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, get outside with Kimono Rental Kyoto Aiwafuku Fushimi Inari, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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