8 days in Osaka & Hiroshima Itinerary

8 days in Osaka & Hiroshima Itinerary

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8 days in Osaka & Hiroshima Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Hiroshima
— 1 day
train:  2​h
3
Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, snap pictures at Yodoya Bridge, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, then shop like a local with Dotonbori, and finally wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip builder app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Osaka at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

1
day
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Atomic Bomb Dome has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and finally steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

5
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kobe Harborland, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Okayama Korakuen Garden, and other attractions. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama) and Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji, Arashiyama, & more).

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Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. You will leave for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Kobe, Okayama, Hakodateyama Ski Park, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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