9-Day Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo - 9 Days

9-Day Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo

9-Day Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo. Join the Japan Express from Osaka to Tokyo, visiting Osaka, Kōyasan, Hiroshima, and more! Explore Japan the best way!  This nine-day Japan highlights tour takes the stress out of visiting Japan, allowing you to simply relax and take in the sights.

You’ll experience some of the country’s most important natural and cultural sights, including Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and more. Take advantage of a mix of free time and guided tours. Traveling by bullet train saves time, allowing you to see more sights.

9-Day Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo

Highlights

  • Take in the stunning view of Mt Fuji.
  • Stay in the temple lodging and a traditional ryokan.
  • Gaze at the famous floating torii gate in Miyajima.
  • Explore Kyoto’s Nijo Castle.

Check availability

Itinerary

Day 1: Tokyo

Today a representative will meet you at Tokyo airport (NRT) to assist you with boarding a train or shared shuttle to your accommodation. Get checked in and enjoy the evening at leisure. Have dinner on your own. Overnight in Tokyo.

Day 2: Tokyo – Mt Fuji/Hakone

8-Day Japan Highlights

After breakfast, depart Tokyo to reach Hakone Area, the gateway to Mt. Fuji and its surrounding national park, famous for its wonderful onsen and natural landscapes. You will have free time to explore the Hakone area on your own.

You have an included Hakone Transport Pass that provides you with numerous forms of transportation throughout the area. From the Volcanic Owakudani Ropeway passing over hot springs and sulfurous fumaroles (operations close intermittently during volcanic activity). Glide across 3,000-year-old Ashinoko Lake on a majestic pirate ship or take the Hakone Tozan Switchback Train that zigzags through the mountains. Check in to a natural onsen resort in Hakone.

Day 3: Hakone – Kyoto

After breakfast, head to Kyoto via bullet train, Japan’s cultural capital. Have lunch on your own and check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Kyoto and have dinner on your own. Overnight in Kyoto.

Day 4: Kyoto

Have breakfast and enjoy some free time. In the afternoon, you’ll start a half-day excursion around Kyoto. Visit one of Japan’s largest torii gates at the Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo Temple with 1,001 armed Kannon Goddess statues, and the Kyomizu-dera temple. Have dinner on your own and overnight in Kyoto.

Day 5: Kyoto – Hiroshima

After breakfast, you will depart Kyoto via bullet train en route to Hiroshima. Have lunch on your own and check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Hiroshima and have dinner on your own.

Day 6: Hiroshima

Private Tour - Introducing all of Hiroshima city in one day!

Have breakfast and enjoy a free morning. We recommend taking a short ferry ride to Miyajima Island on the Seto Inland Sea where you can enjoy a peaceful atmosphere with wildlife, shrines, temples, and local delicacies.

In the afternoon, make your own way to the Shinkansen Entrance of the Hiroshima Station for a 2-hour experience on an open-air bus.

Ride around the city to see the highlights of Hiroshima Castle, Jonan-dori Avenue, Heiwa-Odori Boulevard, and the Mazda Stadium. Walk around Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Return to Hiroshima Station and have the rest of the day at leisure. Have dinner on your own.

Day 7: Hiroshima – Osaka

After breakfast, head to Osaka via bullet train. Have lunch on your own and get checked in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Osaka and have dinner on your own.

Day 8: Osaka – Tokyo

Check-out after breakfast and enjoy the morning until it’s time to take your bullet train to Tokyo, and then to Tokyo airport (NRT).

Top attractions in Tokyo

Here are some top attractions in Tokyo you could visit and enjoy. There are, of course, dozens of attractions and landmarks in Tokyo worth visiting and learning about the history of this amazing city.

Tokyo SkyTree

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree is the tallest structure in Japan. This television and radio broadcast site is the main communication point in the region. The tower is standing at the height of...

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Tokyo Imperial Palace is located in Tokyo, Japan, on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area in the center of Tokyo, a short walk from Tokyo Station.

Sensō-ji

Sensō-ji

Travel Attractions Sensō-ji Sensō-ji Sensō-ji Quick facts Name: Sensō-ji Location: Tokyo, Japan Type of attraction: Architectural/Temple Built: 7th century Ticket price: Free Sensō-ji is a Buddhist temple in Asakusa of...

Tokyo and Japan travel guides

Here are handy travel guides about Tokyo and Japan so you can learn a thing or two about these destinations. For a comprehensive list of our travel guides, please visit our travel guides page.

Japan: ancient tradition meets future

Visit Japan: 14 things you need to know

Japan, known in Japanese as Nihon or Nippon, is an East Asian island nation with a unique and very complex culture. Despite going through many war conflicts throughout history, the people of Japan have focused on inner peace, tranquility, and...

Top hotels in Tokyo

Tokyo has dozens of hotels of various star ratings, together with other lodging solutions, such as guest houses, hostels, and Airbnb. Bellow are some top hotel recommendations from our website. For a general hotel search, check the form at the bottom of this page or our hotel booking page.

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

Set in a prime location of Tokyo, Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The hotel offers guests a range of services and...

Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Stop at Grand Hyatt Tokyo to discover the wonders of Tokyo. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. Service-minded staff...

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Premier Grand

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Premier Grand

The Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Premier Grand is located in Tokyo in the Tokyo Prefecture Region, 0.9 mi from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and offers a seasonal outdoor pool and...

Imperial Hotel Tokyo

Imperial Hotel Tokyo

Set in a prime location of Tokyo, Imperial Hotel Tokyo puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and...

The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Tokyo. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Oakwood Premier Tokyo

Oakwood Premier Tokyo

The 5-star Oakwood Premier Tokyo offers comfort and convenience whether you’re on business or holiday in Tokyo. The property offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you...

Cheap flights and hotels discounts for Tokyo

The peak season for flights to Tokyo is March, November and December. The low season for purchasing tickets is May, June and July.

Tokyo is served by these airports: Haneda Airport and Narita International Airport. Direct flights to Tokyo are offered by 92 airlines. Most flights are with All Nippon Airways. Direct flights from Tokyo, United States are airlines: American Airlines, United Airlines, Turkish Airlines, LATAM Chile, British Airways and All Nippon Airways from New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, San Diego and Boston.

Tokyo and Japan attractions and landmarks

Here are some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in Tokyo and in Japan.

Last Updated on February 15, 2022 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com