57 days in Kyoto, Hiroshima & Osaka Itinerary

57 days in Kyoto, Hiroshima & Osaka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Kyoto
— 22 nights
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Hiroshima
— 16 nights
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Osaka
— 18 nights
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Kyoto

— 22 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Get in touch with nature at Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura and Mount Hiei. Venture out of the city with trips to Uji (Byodoin & Asahiyaki), Takatsuki Forest Center (in Takatsuki) and Miho Museum (in Koka). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 16 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Michi-no-Eki Cross Road Mitsugi and Hiroshima Shinkansen Meitengai. Let the collections at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima Museum of Art capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Tobeyaki Traditional Industry Museum (in Tobe-cho), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, &more) and Mashikeitsukushima Shrine (in Mashike-cho). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, see the interesting displays at Yamato Museum, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and take in the natural beauty of Yunotsu Onsen.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima visit site.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Osaka

— 18 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.
Head to Dotombori District and Kobe Harborlandfor plenty of shopping. Himeji Castle and Todai-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kobe (Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), &more), Yoneda Taishiji Temple (in Takasago) and Nara (Mt. Wakakusa, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Minami (Namba), stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, and see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Osaka tour builder website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips