11 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

11 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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11 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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 photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka route planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. In January, Osaka is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 48°F and lows of 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to 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.
You've added Pontocho, Arashiyama, Nijo Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In January, daytime highs in Kyoto are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for 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
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

4
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Umeda Sky Building, Tonbori River Cruise, Hep Five Ferris Wheel, and other attractions you added. Head to Nara Family and Universal City Walk Osakafor some retail therapy. See even more of Osaka: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Osaka vacation tool .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. 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 Trip

Nara
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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