8 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Hiroshima Itinerary

8 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Hiroshima Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and then take a stroll through Minami (Namba). Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Dotombori District and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in March: high temperatures in Osaka hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

3
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kinkaku-ji and Sanjusangendo Temple. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 25th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Miyajima, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkoinari Shrine, and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima road trip site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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