6 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Nara Itinerary

6 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Nara Itinerary

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6 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Nara Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 1 day
Train:  1 h
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Nara
— 1 day
Train:  1 h
5
Osaka
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  10 h
End: Singapore

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Nipponbashi Denden Town as well as Umeda Sky Building. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take a stroll through Nipponbashi Denden Town, admire the landmark architecture of Umeda Sky Building, and then visit Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Osaka itinerary maker site .

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in February; daily highs in Osaka reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kobe
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Mt. Rokko ©
Mt. Rokko
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen

1
day
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 list of things to see and do now includes Kyoto Station Building, Nishiki Market Shopping District, Bamboo Forest Street, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a stroll through Gion, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Bamboo Forest Street, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market Shopping District, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto online attractions planner .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In February, daytime highs in Kyoto are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
You've added Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Sunset Owl Cafe, Osaka Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
day
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.
For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nara sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 4°C. You will leave for Osaka on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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1
night
Osaka

Osaka
To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Osaka road trip planner.

Take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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