6 days in Kyoto, Nagoya & Osaka Itinerary

6 days in Kyoto, Nagoya & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
2
Nagoya
— 1 night
3
Osaka
— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Heian Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, meet the residents at Monkey Park Iwatayama, thenstep into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

San Diego, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from San Diego to Kyoto, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Kyoto. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, let little ones run wild at Todagawa Kodomo Land, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nagoya

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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Todagawa Kodomo Land ©
Todagawa Kodomo Land

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a stroll through Dotombori District and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.

Getting from Nagoya to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nagoya in April: highs in Osaka hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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