My favorites daytrips from Osaka
Daytrip to Kyoto
Kyoto is a paradise for foodies,atmospheric temples, traditional teahouses and autentic geisha district.
How to travel from Osaka to Kyoto
Take the JR Kyoto Line from Osaka JR Station or Shin-Osaka Station to Kyoto Station. One way trip takes 29minutes.
Fushimi Inari Taisha
Most visited : thousand of vermilion torri gates, wich straddle a network of trails behind its main building.
Most famous geisha district. Traditional wooden machiya merchant houses.
It filled with autenthic shops, small restaurants where geiko and maiko entertain.
Strolling around for finding fresh food, ingredients, regionale vegetable, fresh and dried seafood that typical used for Kyoto cuisine.
It’s a large garden in the middle of Kyoto.
More time :
Kinkajui – Golden Pavilion
Daytrip to Nara
Nara was one of the first capitals of Japan. It has many interestng historical buildings/temples. Nara Park is best know for the park with hundreds of freely roaming deer.
How to travel from Osaka to Nara
Every hour there leave a multiple Yamatoji rapid train between Osaka JR station and Nara JR Station. One way trip takes 45 minutes.
This temple is one of Japan’s most famous and historically temples and landmarks of Nara. Todaji is the world’s largest wooden building.
Daytrip to Hiroshima
Hiroshima is best known as the location of the world’s first nuclear bombing. Its most poignant sites are the Genbaku Atomic Dome, Hiroshima Peace Park and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
How to travel from Osaka to Hiroshima
Take the JR Sanyo Shinkansen Line from Shin- Osaka Station to Hiroshima Station. One way trip takes 1hour and 30minutes by Sakura or 2hours and 15minutes by Hikari model. Attention! Nozomi and Mizhuo models are not inclueded with the JR railpass!
Atomic Bomb Dome
A symbol of Hiroshima and a focus for prayers for world peace.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
At the north end of an island formed by two of Hiroshima’s rivers, the park is a pleasant green park containing the major memorials to the atomic bombing in 1945.
Cenotaph for A bomb Victims
How to travel from Hiroshima to Miyajima
Transfer from Hiroshoma Station, JR Sanyo Main Line for Miyajimaguchi Station, and then use the JR ferry.
Itsukushima Shrine is the main attraction on Miyajima Island.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site it is believed to date from the year 593.
The Great Torii standing in the sea in front of the shrine was a sacred entrance for people who arrived on the island by boat.
During high tide it appears to float on the water, but during low tide you can walk out to it.
Daytrip to Naoshima and Teshima
Naoshima is an island in seto Inland Sea that’s know for its modern arts museums architecture and sculptures. Teshima became an exciting destination for conterporay art in the recent years.
How to travel from Osaka to Naoshima
Take the JR Sanyo Shinkansen Line from Shin- Osaka Station to Okayama Station.
One way trip takes 90minutes by Sakura or Hikari model. From Okayama Station take the JR Uno Line to Uno Station. ( transfer trains at Chayamachi Station )
From Uno station, walk to the ferry terminal. Attention, this ferry is not included in the JR pass! One way cost 290yen.
How to travel from Naoshima to Teshima
Some of the Teshima Ferries between Takamatsu and Teshima (Ieura Port) stop at Honmura Port on Naoshima along the way.
The one way trip between Naoshima and Teshima takes 20 minutes and costs 620 yen.
Yellow Pumpkim by Yayoi Kusama
Naoshima Pavillion by SANAA
Chichu Art Museum by Tadao And
Art House Project
Teshima Art Museum
My favourites daytrips from Tokyo
Daytrip to Yokohama
The landmark tower was the largest building in Japan until 2010. He was then surpassed by the skytree. Another nice thing about this building : the elevator is the fastest in the world.Yokohama is a very walkable city.
How to get to Yokohama
From Shibuya Station take the Toyoko Line to Yokohoama Station. It will takes 25minutes.
Yokohama has one of the largest Chinatowns in Asia. A large of number of Chinese sotres and restaurants. Bring a visit to Kannteibyo Temple.
The pier has a green roof on wich you can walk and have a picnic. For the rest the consturction consist 3 floors. These are actually terminals for wich you can enter a cruiseship.
Iconic skyline of Yokohama
Visit the sky garden observation deck on the 69th floor for 360° views of Yokohama.
Yokohama Museum of Art
Holds a diverse collection of art, mainly from the late 19th century and later including works by Dali, Magritte, Milo, Picasso..