11 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

11 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10 h
1
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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.
To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka route planning website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January; daily highs in Osaka reach 48°F and lows reach 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pontocho District, Arashiyama, Nijo Castle, and other attractions you added.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Kyoto sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 34°F at night. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, Kobe Harborland, Umeda Sky Building, and other attractions. Head to Nara Family and Universal City Walk Osakafor plenty of shopping. Enjoy Osaka some more: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Osaka travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, Kobe Harborland
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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