3 days in Japan Itinerary

3 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Wakayama
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Kobe
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Osaka
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Nara
— Few hours
+2
Train + Subway + Train:  4 h
End: Yokosuka

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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.
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Wakayama to Kobe is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kobe

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Itsukushima Shrine. On the 1st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine.

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Traveling by train from Kobe to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
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Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Osaka journey planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. You will leave for Nara on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 2nd (Mon), stroll around Nara Park and then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nara travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Osaka to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. September in Nara sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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