47 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

47 days in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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Osaka
— 20 nights
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Kyoto
— 25 nights
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Osaka

— 20 nights
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 Mt. Rokko, Daisen Park, Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dotombori District and Himeji Castle. Osaka Castle and Kasuga Grand Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Koko-en (in Himeji), Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple & Nara Park) and Kobe (Kobe Harborland, Mt. Maya, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, wander the streets of Minami (Namba), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Osaka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Osaka is 6 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in October, expect Osaka to be cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Kyoto

— 25 nights
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 list of things to see and do now includes Honen-in, Unryuin, Komyoin, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, see the interesting displays at Nishijin Textile Center, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

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You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

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