1 day in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

1 day in Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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Osaka
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Kyoto
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Osaka

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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 19th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

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Sapporo to Osaka is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sapporo in December; daily highs in Osaka reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
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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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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