6 days in Osaka Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture & Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

6 days in Osaka Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture & Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

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6 days in Osaka Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture & Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Bangkok

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kobe Harborland as well as Himeji Castle. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Himeji Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Kobe Harborland, and then wander the streets of Dotonbori.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Osaka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bangkok to Osaka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in April, with highs in Osaka at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kobe Harborland, Himeji Castle
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ichinosaka River Cherry Blossoms, Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the 12th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Ichinosaka River Cherry Blossoms and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rurikoji Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yamaguchi, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Nanzoin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tochoji Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nanzoin
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Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Tochoji Temple ©
Tochoji Temple

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