7 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

7 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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7 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  7​h
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Arashiyama.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto custom trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kyoto is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, expect Kyoto to be much colder, temps between 11°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Theme Parks
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Toei Kyoto Studio Park ©
Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Japan and Hirakata Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Tōdai-ji, & more). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi, take in panoramic vistas at Tsutenkaku, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Ceramics.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary builder.

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Hirakata Park
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Hirakata Park ©
Hirakata Park
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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