Japan on a Shoestring – Kyoto to Osaka

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Kyoto to Osaka

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

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


  • Explore the historic city of hiroshima
  • See the tori gate on miyajima island
  • Eat your way around the culinary capital of osaka


Day 1 Kyoto We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this metropolis. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Kyoto/Hiroshima Travel to Hiroshima and opt to visit the Peace Park and Museum to learn more about the tragic history of this city. Transport: Bullet train (2.75 hour(s))
Day 3 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. Additional Notes: Please note the floating Torii Gate will be under construction from June 2019 to August 2020. Included Activities: Miyajima Island Visit Transport: Ferry Ferry
Day 4 Hiroshima/Osaka 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." Transport: Bullet train (3.00 hour(s))
Day 5 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.
Day 6 Osaka Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.