8 days in Osaka & Hakuba-mura Itinerary

8 days in Osaka & Hakuba-mura Itinerary

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Start: Osaka
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Hakuba-mura
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Tokyo

2
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.
On the 9th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashihara Jingu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asazawasha Shrine, thenidentify plant and animal life at Sakuya Konohanakan, thentake a stroll through Kitashinchi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple). On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wakakusa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishinomiya Shrine, thensee the interesting displays at Kawasaki Good Times World, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Midosuji Street, and finally wander the streets of Orange Street.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka vacation builder.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. February in Osaka sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nishinomiya Shrine, Mt. Wakakusa, Kashihara Jingu, Kawasaki Good Times World, Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
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Kawasaki Good Times World ©
Kawasaki Good Times World
Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple) ©
Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
Kashihara Jingu
Kashihara Jingu

5
nights
Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Get some historical perspective at Wadano no Mori Church and Matsushiro. Step out of the city life by going to Hakuba Lion Adventure and Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field. Get out of town with these interesting Hakuba-mura side-trips: Nunobiki Kannon (in Komoro), Nagano (Togakushi Jinja Hokosha, Togakushi Ski Area, &more) and Tateyama-machi (Murododaira & Oyama Shrine). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Hakuba Sanosaka Ski Resort, trek along Happo-one Nature Study Course, examine the collection at Hakuba Alpine Library, and head outdoors with Hakuba Daisekkei Trail.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakuba-mura sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Hakuba-mura in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Osaka in February, expect Hakuba-mura to be a bit cooler, temps between 4°C and -2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nagano, Tateyama-machi, Nunobiki Kannon, Mt. Shirouma, Ushikata Inn
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Mt. Norikura Snow Resort ©
Mt. Norikura Snow Resort
Togakushi Jinja Hokosha ©
Togakushi Jinja Hokosha
Matsushiro ©
Matsushiro

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