31 days in Yakushima-cho & Osaka Itinerary

31 days in Yakushima-cho & Osaka Itinerary

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31 days in Yakushima-cho & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Yakushima-cho
— 12 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Osaka
— 16 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Sydney

12
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wilson Stump and Yakushima Lighthouse (Nagata Lighthouse). Escape the urban bustle at Nagata Inakahama and Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Yakusugi Land. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Isso Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Miyanouradake, take in the dramatic scenery at Janokuchinotaki Falls, and don't miss a visit to Taikoiwa.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho due to the time zone difference. In March, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

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Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley

16
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 a sense of the local culture at Nara Park and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get in touch with nature at Mount Koyasan and Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution. Venture out of the city with trips to Mizukoshitoge (in Chihayaakasaka-mura), Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Nijo-jo Castle, & more) and Koyasan Okunoin (in Koya-cho). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Maya, shop like a local with Dotonbori, and meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho to Osaka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho in March, things will get a bit cooler in Osaka: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

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Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Koya-cho, Mount Miwa
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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