5 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Wakayama Itinerary

5 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Wakayama Itinerary

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5 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Wakayama Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Osaka
— 1 day
Train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Wakayama
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
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.
On the 25th (Thu), examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then explore the galleries of Hankyu Umeda Gallery, and finally shop like a local with Dotonbori.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka holiday planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka. In July, daytime highs in Osaka are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Hosomi Museum, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then wander the streets of Gion.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Wakayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

1
night
Wakayama

Wakayama
Split into two parts by the Kinokawa River, the city of Wakayama stands nestled in the eponymous plain, overlooked by a historic hilltop castle that was rebuilt after World War II.
To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wakayama trip maker website .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Wakayama in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July in Wakayama, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wakayama

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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