8 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

8 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansai journey builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Osaka
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
End: Osaka

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Kasugayama & Nara Park), Amalago (in Amagasaki) and Hozan-ji Temple (in Ikoma). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, take a stroll through Dotonbori, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary app.

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Himeji, Koya-cho, Nara, Amalago, Hozan-ji Temple
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

3
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.
On the 4th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Ryogin-an Temple, then browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally wander the streets of Gion. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, then take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market Shopping District.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kyoto vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Nagoya Castle
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Gion
Gion
Ginkakuji Temple ©
Ginkakuji Temple

Similar Plans

11 days in Osaka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Osaka BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Tokyo & Osaka BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Osaka & Kyoto BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Kyoto & Osaka BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Osaka & Tokyo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Osaka & Kyoto BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Hokkaido BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Osaka BY A USER FROM HONG KONG March, teens, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans