12 days in Osaka, Hiroshima & Tokyo Itinerary

12 days in Osaka, Hiroshima & Tokyo Itinerary

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Osaka
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Hiroshima
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Tokyo
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Osaka

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Gion. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Nijo Castle, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, stop by Dotombori District, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Osaka attractions planner.

Cairns, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairns in March, expect Osaka to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 31st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima online journey builder.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites

Tokyo

— 5 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hedgehog Cafe HARRY, Harajuku, Yanaka Cemetery Park, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and other attractions. Attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Disneyland make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

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Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

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