8 days in Osaka & Hiroshima Itinerary

8 days in Osaka & Hiroshima Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Train + 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, snap pictures at Yodoya Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori, and finally take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planning tool.

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. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get colder in Osaka: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

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

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.
You've now added Atomic Bomb Dome to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then head off the coast to Miyajima, and finally steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima road trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time 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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Hakodateyama Ski Park, Okayama Castle, Okayama Korakuen Garden, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kinkaku-ji, &more).

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

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

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