12 days in Osaka Prefecture, Tottori Prefecture & Hiroshima Prefecture Itinerary

12 days in Osaka Prefecture, Tottori Prefecture & Hiroshima Prefecture Itinerary

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Osaka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Iwami-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Daisen-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Osaka

— 3 nights
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.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka road trip app.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Osaka. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in April: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Spas

Iwami-cho

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Watanabe Art Museum, stroll around Ochidani Park, then explore the world behind art at The Sand Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Tottori Sand Dunes, and finally walk around Kyusho Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at San'in Kaigan Geopark Museum of the Earth and Sea, head off the coast to Natanejima Island, then don't miss a visit to Tottori City Shikano Orai Koryukan Dream, then explore the stunning scenery at Mitaki Canyon, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chizushuku.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Iwami-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Iwami-cho in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Osaka, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Iwami-cho, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Daisen-cho.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daisen-cho

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juunji Temple, then make a trip to Golden Gate, and then explore the striking landscape of Daisen-Oki National Park. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gokurakuji Temple, get great views at Kagikake Pass, take in the awesome beauty at Daisen, then stop by Daisen Makiba Milk no Sato, and finally let little ones run wild at Morinokuni.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Daisen-cho online tour planner.

Drive from Iwami-cho to Daisen-cho in 2 hours. In April in Daisen-cho, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Daisen-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, &more) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima online road trip planner.

Getting from Daisen-cho to Hiroshima by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Osaka Prefecture travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Theme Parks · Parks
Osaka Prefecture is a prefecture located in the Kansai region on Honshu, the main island of Japan. The capital is the city of Osaka. It is the center of Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto area. Osaka is one of the two "urban prefectures" of Japan, Kyoto being the other (Tokyo became a "metropolitan prefecture", or to, in 1941).HistoryUntil the Meiji Restoration, the area of Osaka prefecture was known as Kawachi, Izumi, and Settsu provinces.Osaka Prefecture was created on June 21, 1868, at the very beginning of the Meiji era. During the instigation of Fuhanken Sanchisei in 1868, the prefecture received its suffix fu, designating it as an urban prefecture.On September 1, 1956, the city of Osaka was promoted to a city designated by government ordinance and thereby divided into 24 wards.In 2000, Fusae Ota became Japan's first female governor when she replaced Knock Yokoyama, who resigned after prosecution for sexual harassment.

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Tottori Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Sacred & Religious Sites
Tottori Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region. The capital is the city of Tottori. It is the least populous prefecture in Japan.EtymologyThe word "Tottori" in Japanese is formed from two kanji characters. The first, means "bird" and the second, means "to get". Early residents in the area made their living catching the region's plentiful waterfowl. The name first appears in the Nihon shoki in the 23rd year of the Emperor Suiko when Yukuha Tana, an elder from the Izumo, visits the emperor. The imperial Prince Homatsu-wake was unable to speak, despite being 30 years of age. "Yukuha Tana presented the swan to the emperor. Homatsu-wake no Mikoto played with this swan and at last learned to speak. Therefore, Yukaha Tana was liberally rewarded, and was granted the title of Tottori no Miyakko." (Aston, translation)HistoryEarly historyTottori Prefecture was settled very early in the prehistoric period of Japan, as evidenced by remains from the Jōmon period (14,000 - 300 BC). The prefecture has the remains of the largest known Yayoi period (300 BC - 250 AD) settlement in Japan, the Mukibanda Yayoi remains, located in the low foothills of Mount Daisen in the cities of Daisen and Yonago. Numerous kofun tumuli from the Kofun period (250 - 538) are located across the prefecture. In 645, under the Taika reforms, the area in present-day Tottori Prefecture became two provinces, Hōki and Inaba.

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Hiroshima Prefecture travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Hiroshima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on Honshu island. The capital is the city of Hiroshima. It has a population of around 2.8 million.HistoryThe area around Hiroshima was formerly divided into Bingo Province and Aki Province. This location has been a center of trade and culture since the beginning of Japan's recorded history. Hiroshima is a traditional center of the Chūgoku region and was the seat of the Mōri clan until the Battle of Sekigahara.Hiroshima is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: The Atomic Dome in Hiroshima, one of the few remnants of prewar Hiroshima following the atomic bombing in 1945;The Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, famed for filling with water and appearing to "float" during high tide.GeographyHiroshima prefecture lies in the middle of Chūgoku. Most of the prefecture consists of mountains leading towards Shimane Prefecture; and rivers produce rich plains near the coast.The province faces Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea. Hiroshima Bay opens on the Inland Sea. The prefecture also includes many small islands.

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