15 days in Osaka, Toyooka & Hiroshima Itinerary

15 days in Osaka, Toyooka & Hiroshima Itinerary

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15 days in Osaka, Toyooka & Hiroshima Itinerary

Start: Osaka
1
Osaka
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Toyooka
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Minoo Park, Arashiyama, Kinkaku-ji, and other attractions. Head to Dotonbori and Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Streetfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Shinkyogoku Shopping District, Ryoanji Temple, & more), Byodoin (in Uji) and Cup Noodle Mueseum in Osaka, Ikeda (in Ikeda). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, and appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Osaka vacation builder .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Osaka are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Toyooka.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Koya-cho, Tenkawa-mura
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

2
nights
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Street of Kinosaki Onsen. On the 29th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Street of Kinosaki Onsen, go for a stroll along the water at Takeno Coast, stroll through Kirihama Beach, get great views at Izushi Castle Town, then don't miss a visit to Shinkoro, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izushi Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Daijoji Temple, stroll through Shotenkyo Beach, stroll through Hacchohama Kobama Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hamazume Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kotobikihama, and finally don't miss a visit to Hachigoro's Tojima Wetland.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Toyooka tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Osaka to Toyooka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Osaka in July, expect nights in Toyooka to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Toyooka

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kyotango, Daijoji Temple
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Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen
Izushi Shrine ©
Izushi Shrine

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Matsuyama Castle, Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, Atomic Bomb Dome, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine. Let the collections at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima Museum of Art capture your imagination. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Daishoin Temple, & more), Takahama Coast (in Matsuyama) and Bay Side Beach Saka (in Saka-cho). It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle and shop like a local with Kamiyacho.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Toyooka to Hiroshima by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Matsuyama, Kintaikyo Bridge, Bay Side Beach Saka
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

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