17 days in Gunma Prefecture, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

17 days in Gunma Prefecture, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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17 days in Gunma Prefecture, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
1
Maebashi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kusatsu-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Maebashi

Maebashi ©
Maebashi is a city located in central Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region (plain) of Japan. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Daishin-ji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Nabewari and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haruna Shrine.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Maebashi trip itinerary planning website .

London, UK to Maebashi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Maebashi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Maebashi when traveling from London in November, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Maebashi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Takasaki, Taru no Kanko Strawberry Park
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Haruna Shrine ©
Haruna Shrine

3
nights
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Go for a jaunt from Kusatsu-machi to Takayama-mura to see Gunma Astronomical Observatory about 1h 25 min away.

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Traveling by car from Maebashi to Kusatsu-machi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Maebashi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kusatsu-machi, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Japan's Highest National Highway Point, Gunma Astronomical Observatory
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Onsen Resorts
Sainokawara Park ©
Sainokawara Park

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Nara to see Todai-ji Temple about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and take a stroll through Gion.

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Getting from Kusatsu-machi to Kyoto by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kusatsu-machi in November, expect Kyoto to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, & more), Himeji (Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, Koko-en Garden, & more) and Kanshinji Temple (in Kawachinagano). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip maker website .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Nara, Koya-cho, Kanshinji Temple
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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