13 days in Osaka & Hiroshima Itinerary

13 days in Osaka & Hiroshima Itinerary

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13 days in Osaka & Hiroshima Itinerary

Start: Osaka
1
Osaka
— 9 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
End: Osaka

9
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: Higashiyama (Kiyomizu-dera Temple & Sanjusangendo Temple), Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi) and Nakagyo (Nijo Castle & Nishiki Market Shopping District). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Osaka holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Mt. Koya, Himeji Castle
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, then make a trip to Itsukushima Shrine Torii, then head off the coast to Miyajima, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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