6 days in Nara Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

6 days in Nara Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

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6 days in Nara Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture & Osaka Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly + train:  14​h
1
Nara
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Hong Kong

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Naramachi, Nara Park and Kasuga Taisha Museum. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Kasuga Taisha Museum, walk around Nara Park, and then contemplate the long history of Naramachi.

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Hong Kong, China to Nara is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. You will leave for Kyoto on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Naramachi ©
Naramachi
Kasuga Taisha Museum ©
Kasuga Taisha 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ginkaku-ji Temple as well as Kamigamo Shrine. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamigamo Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kifune-jinja Shrine.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Shimogamo Jinja ©
Shimogamo Jinja

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Tempozan Ferris Wheel, Kids Plaza Osaka, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

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Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In August in Osaka, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Ishikiri Tsurugiya Shrine
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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