6 days in Osaka, Hikone & Omihachiman Itinerary

6 days in Osaka, Hikone & Omihachiman Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Train:  7 h
1
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Hikone
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Omihachiman
— 1 night
train:  1 h 30 min
4
Hikone
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Osaka
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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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.
For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Osaka online day trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, things will get little chillier in Osaka: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for Hikone.

Things to do in Osaka

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Hikone

Hikone ©
A small city on the shores of the country's largest lake, Hikone draws in visitors with its fine castle.
On the 26th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Ii Naomasa Statue, look for gifts at Itoju Honten, go for a walk through 玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園, then admire the natural beauty at Rakuraku Garden, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hikone Castle.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Hikone road trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Hikone by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October in Hikone, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Omihachiman.

Things to do in Hikone

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Hikone Castle ©
Hikone Castle
玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園 ©
玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園

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Omihachiman

Omihachiman ©
You've now added Hachiman-bori to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sun), make a trip to La Corina Omihachiman, appreciate the extensive heritage of Omishonin Street, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hachiman-bori. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hachimambetsuin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Himure Hachimangu, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kurokabe Square.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Omihachiman trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Hikone to Omihachiman takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Omihachiman can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hikone.

Things to do in Omihachiman

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kurokabe Square
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Kurokabe Square ©
Kurokabe Square
Hachiman-bori ©
Hachiman-bori
Himure Hachimangu ©
Himure Hachimangu

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Hikone

Hikone
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Drive from Omihachiman to Hikone in an hour. Traveling from Omihachiman in October, you will find days in Hikone are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). On the 28th (Mon), you're off to Osaka.

Things to do in Hikone

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Osaka

Osaka ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take a stroll through Dotombori and then don't miss a visit to Ukiyokoji Street.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka day trip app.

Traveling by train from Hikone to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

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Dotombori ©
Dotombori

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