For those looking for a day trip from Osaka to Himeji, we’d argue that half a day is all you need! Spend the morning exploring Himeji’s world famous Castle and then grab some lunch on the shopping streets near the station. From there, head back to Osaka or to wherever you’re going next!
Whether you’re coming from Kyoto or Osaka, Nara is the perfect town for a day trip. With unparalleled temples and shrines, this beautiful town is a peaceful to get away and see a quieter side of Japan. And of course, you can’t miss the world famous Nara deer. But beware, they’re a bit more aggressive than they may seem!