12 days in Osaka, Hiroshima & Tokyo Itinerary

12 days in Osaka, Hiroshima & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 4 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
3
Tokyo
— 5 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 Kinkaku-ji. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Gion, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, stop by Dotombori District, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Osaka attractions planner.

Cairns, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairns in March, expect Osaka to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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.
On the 31st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima online journey builder.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hedgehog Cafe HARRY, Harajuku, Yanaka Cemetery Park, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and other attractions. Attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Senso-ji Temple make great kid-friendly stops. Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at owlcafe akibafukurou, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and admire the landmark architecture of Imperial Palace.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tokyo vacation builder website.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Fuji-Q Highland, Tokyo Disneyland
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owlcafe akibafukurou ©
owlcafe akibafukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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