10 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Nara Itinerary

10 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Nara Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Nara
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Singapore

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en) and Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Osaka journey builder site.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in January, things will get colder in Osaka: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and stop by Gion.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kyoto holiday planning website.

Take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

2
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, thenappreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Daibutsuden and then steep yourself in history at Byodoin.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nara journey app.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Nara, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Byodoin
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Byodoin ©
Byodoin

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