10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 1 night
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
3
Okayama
— 1 night
4
Himeji
— Few hours
5
Kobe
— 1 night
6
Osaka
— 5 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, wander the streets of Dotombori District, thenlook for gifts at Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo, thenexplore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and finally examine the collection at The World Money Box Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Osaka travel route site.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. April in Osaka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

The World Money Box Museum
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, thentake an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, thenlook for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo, and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Okayama.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

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

1
night
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
On the 3rd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at RSK Bara Garden and then get outside with Kibi Plain Bicycle Route.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Okayama planning site.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Okayama in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hiroshima in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Okayama. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Himeji.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kibi Plain Bicycle Route
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Okayama Castle ©
Okayama Castle
RSK Bara Garden ©
RSK Bara Garden

few
hours
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Himeji CityMuseum of Art and then see the interesting displays at Tegarayama Exchange Station.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Himeji trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Okayama to Himeji by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Okayama in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Himeji, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kobe.

Things to do in Himeji

Museums
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Himeji CityMuseum of Art ©
Himeji CityMuseum of Art

1
night
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): soak in some Japanese tradition at Arima Onsen, see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, take a stroll through Kobe Harborland, make a trip to Kobe Kitano Museum (Ijinkan-gai), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Ikuta Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Kobe day trip website.

Traveling by car from Himeji to Kobe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland

5
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Museum-lovers will get to explore Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Ibaraki City Cultural Museum. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara Park (in Nara) and Kyoto (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Nijo Castle, &more). See some other sides of Osaka: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, stop by Shimada Shoten, stop by Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and take a stroll through Minami (Namba).

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

You can drive from Kobe to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Ibaraki City Cultural Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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