12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Osaka
— 4 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Universal Studios Japan. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kinkaku-ji, &more), Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Kobe). There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Osaka online trip maker.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Osaka is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Osaka. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Playa del Carmen in April: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Himeji Castle, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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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 9th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Miyajima.

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You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima
Miyajima

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nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Bring the kids along to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo DisneySea. Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Odaiba District, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip maker.

You can fly from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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