12 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

12 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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12 days in Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  10 h 45 min
1
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Osaka
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  10 h
End: Singapore

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Maruyama Park, Gion, Nishiki Market, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pontocho and Shinkyogoku Shopping District. There's more to do: stop by Teramachi Street.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip app .

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Kyoto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in October, with highs in Kyoto at 27°C and lows at 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Pontocho ©
Pontocho
Teramachi-dori Street ©
Teramachi-dori Street
Shinkyogoku Shopping District ©
Shinkyogoku Shopping District

6
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 Universal Studios Japan, Tiger Copenhagen American Village, Orange Street, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Main Store.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In October, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mino, Mt. Koya
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Hankyu Umeda Honten ©
Hankyu Umeda Honten
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Waterfall of Mino ©
Waterfall of Mino

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