8 days in Osaka & Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Osaka & Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

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8 days in Osaka & Yamaguchi Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7 h
1
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
2
Iwakuni
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Nagato
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Shimonoseki
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  10 h
End: Singapore

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.
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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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, things will get colder in Osaka: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Iwakuni.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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night
Iwakuni

Iwakuni
The castle town of Iwakuni has an interesting and varied history populated by samurai warriors and U.S.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Gokyo Bunko and then make a trip to Statue of Sasaki Kojiro.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Iwakuni trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Iwakuni by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Iwakuni sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nagato.

Things to do in Iwakuni

Museums

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nights
Nagato

Nagato ©
Nagato is a city in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Explore Nagato's surroundings by going to Yamaguchi (Saikotei, Kozan Park, &more), Mine (Jigokudai, Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory, &more) and Hagi (Shoin Shrine, Shoka Village School, &more). There's more to do: make a trip to Motonosumi Shrine and explore the activities along Beppu Bentenike.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nagato online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Iwakuni to Nagato in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Iwakuni in April, expect nights in Nagato to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shimonoseki.

Things to do in Nagato

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mine, Yamaguchi, Hagi
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Motonosumi Shrine ©
Motonosumi Shrine
Akiyoshido ©
Akiyoshido
Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda
Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda

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nights
Shimonoseki

Shimonoseki ©
A bustling port town noted as the site of two major battles in Japan's history, Shimonoseki also attracts gourmands as the world capital of the potentially poisonous pufferfish, or fugu--prepared only by licensed chefs and considered a delicacy.
Explore Shimonoseki's surroundings by going to Kitakyushu (Kokura Station Building & Kokura Castle). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Tsunoshimao Bridge, stop by Michi-no-Eki Kitaurakaido Hohoku, visit Mojiko Retro, and head off the coast to Tsunoshima.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shimonoseki travel planner.

Drive from Nagato to Shimonoseki in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nagato in April since evenings lows in Shimonoseki dip to 13°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimonoseki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kitakyushu
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Tsunoshima ©
Tsunoshima
Tsunoshimao Bridge ©
Tsunoshimao Bridge
Karato market ©
Karato market