Japan on a Shoestring – Kyoto to Osaka
6 days from Kyoto to Osaka
From $ 1349
Duration6 days

Transport yourself to somewhere truly otherworldly. This quick six-day tour takes you through some of Japan's most dynamic and diverse cities, without sacrificing your wallet. Immerse yourself in the serenely traditional culture of Kyoto before learning about Hiroshima’s fascinating, and fraught, history. Wrap up your adventure in Osaka, where both delicious cuisine and stellar nightlife are bountiful. Your time in Japan might be short, but none of it will go to waste. It’s all waiting for you.

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  • Duration: 6 days
    Service level: Basic
  • Starts in: Kyoto
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Osaka
    Ages: 12+
Japan on a Shoestring – Kyoto to Osaka - Tour Map


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Day 1: Kyoto

Start place: Kyoto

We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this metropolis.
Arrive at any time.

End place: Kyoto

Day 2: Kyoto/Hiroshima-shi

Start place: Kyoto

Travel to Hiroshima and opt to visit the Peace Park and Museum to learn more about the tragic history of this city.

End place: Hiroshima

Day 3: Hiroshima-shi

Start place: Hiroshima

Take a ferry to the sacred island of Miyajima to see the famous floating torii gate and meet the friendly local deer. Opt to go for an easy hike around Mt Misen, and be sure to sample some oysters – a regional specialty. Please note the floating Torii Gate will be under construction from June 2019 to August 2020.

End place: Hiroshima

Day 4: Hiroshima-shi/Osaka

Start place: Hiroshima

Osaka has heaps to offer including Osaka Castle Park, Shinsaibashi shopping street, and the Dotombori Bridge. Osaka is a unique culinary destination – be sure to try "takoyaki" the city's famous squid snack or opt for a group meal of "kushikatsu."
Board a train to Osaka, one of Japan's culinary capitals. Enjoy free time in this diverse city. Don't miss the chance to try takoyaki, one of the city's best-loved street foods.

End place: Osaka

Day 5: Osaka

Start place: Osaka

Get out and explore the city. Opt to tour a ramen museum, visit the Osaka castle, or browse Umeda's many shops. Be sure to experience Osaka's buzzing nightlife on a final night out with the group.

End place: Osaka

Day 6: Osaka

Start place: Osaka

Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.

End place: Osaka



  • Miyajima Island visit
  • Free time in Hiroshima and Osaka
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Train, Ferry, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hostels (5 nts, multi-share)
  • Meals

    No meals are included on this tour

Dates & availability: Japan on a Shoestring – Kyoto to Osaka

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Departing Tue, 03/26/2019 Finishing Sun, 03/31/2019 Catalog Price $ 1379 Sale Price $ 1379 8 Book
Departing Thu, 03/28/2019 Finishing Tue, 04/02/2019 Catalog Price $ 1379 Sale Price $ 1379 7 Book
Departing Tue, 04/02/2019 Finishing Sun, 04/07/2019 Catalog Price $ 1479 Sale Price $ 1479 10 Book
Departing Thu, 04/04/2019 Finishing Tue, 04/09/2019 Catalog Price $ 1479 Sale Price $ 1479 11 Book
Departing Tue, 04/09/2019 Finishing Sun, 04/14/2019 Catalog Price $ 1479 Sale Price $ 1479 9 Book
Departing Thu, 04/11/2019 Finishing Tue, 04/16/2019 Catalog Price $ 1479 Sale Price $ 1479 15 Book
Departing Tue, 04/16/2019 Finishing Sun, 04/21/2019 Catalog Price $ 1479 Sale Price $ 1479 13 Book
Departing Thu, 04/18/2019 Finishing Tue, 04/23/2019 Catalog Price $ 1479 Sale Price $ 1479 15 Book
Departing Tue, 04/23/2019 Finishing Sun, 04/28/2019 Catalog Price $ 1379 Sale Price $ 1379 10 Book
Departing Thu, 04/25/2019 Finishing Tue, 04/30/2019 Catalog Price $ 1449 Sale Price $ 1449 16 Book

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