13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
2
Matsue
— 3 nights
3
Okayama
— 2 nights
4
Osaka
— 2 nights

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 29th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Miyajima History Folk Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Misen Wild Woods, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Miyama Shrine, and finally get outside with Paddle Park. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound, thensee the interesting displays at Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, and finally pause for some photo ops at Peace Flame.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima day trip app.

Chambery, France to Hiroshima is an approximately 30-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chambery in September, with highs in Hiroshima at °C and lows at °C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Matsue.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Peace Flame ©
Peace Flame
Misen Wild Woods ©
Misen Wild Woods

3
nights
Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Sanin Godo Bank Honten Observation Deck. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iya Shrine, stop by Rihaku Shuzo, thenmake a trip to Katsura Island, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sada Shrine, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kashima Museum of History and Folklore.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Matsue trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hiroshima to Matsue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Matsue sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Okayama.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Izumo
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Sada Shrine ©
Sada Shrine
Kojindani Ruin ©
Kojindani Ruin
Katsura Island ©
Katsura Island

2
nights
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
On the 4th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jinkuro Inari, explore the world behind art at Okayama Orient Museum, explore the world behind art at Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan), thenappreciate the history behind Monument of Yumeji Takehisa's Yoimachigusa, and finally walk around Ujo Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Kojima, take a leisurely stroll along Shin Okayama Port, thensteep yourself in history at Ani Shrine, thenhead off the coast to Inujima, and finally explore the world behind art at Les Archives du coeur.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Okayama trip maker website.

Drive from Matsue to Okayama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Okayama, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Les Archives du coeur
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Inujima ©
Inujima
Okayama Orient Museum ©
Okayama Orient Museum
Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan) ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Sunset Owl Cafe. Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hōzen-ji Temple, make a trip to The Symphony Hall, and stroll around Nakanoshima Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Osaka holiday maker site.

Take a train from Okayama to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Osaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Childrens Museums Tours
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Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka
Food Tours
Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe

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