14 days in Osaka, Hiroshima & Kyushu Itinerary

14 days in Osaka, Hiroshima & Kyushu Itinerary

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14 days in Osaka, Hiroshima & Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Sasebo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Fukuoka
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Singapore

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 appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi), Higashiyama (Kiyomizu-dera Temple & Sanjusangendo Temple) and Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji & Gion). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle and wander the streets of Dotonbori.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Osaka trip website .

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Osaka at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima vacation maker app .

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 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Sasebo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

2
nights
Sasebo

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
On the 7th (Sat), make a trip to Domtoren, stroll through Nagasaki Bio Park, and then get in on the family fun at Huis Ten Bosch. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yumihari, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ohashikannonji.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sasebo online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Sasebo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Sasebo

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nagasaki Bio Park
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Nagasaki Bio Park ©
Nagasaki Bio Park
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara ©
Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara

4
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nagasaki (Nagasaki Peace Park, Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, & more), Dazaifu (Dazaifu Temmangu & Komyozen-ji Temple) and Kumamoto (Kumamoto Castle & Suizenji Jojuen Garden). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, let little ones run wild at Ohori Park, and stop by Shimamoto Mentaiko Hakata Ekimae.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip itinerary website .

Drive from Sasebo to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nagasaki, Dazaifu, Kumamoto, Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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