10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Himeji
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  10 h
End: Singapore

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in May, things will get slightly colder in Tokyo: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Change things up with a short trip to Sunset Owl Cafe in Sennichimae (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and take in the pleasant sights at Gion.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Himeji trip site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Himeji, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mt. Takamikura
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima visit site.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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