11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Singapore

4
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Takamura Wine & Coffee Roasters, Eki Marche Shin Osaka, Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dotombori and Nara Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Osaka Castle and Todai-ji Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Todaiji Temple Cultural Center in Nara (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and make a trip to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Singapore to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Osaka at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori ©
Dotombori

2
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.
You've added Gion, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kyoto Railway Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto online trip itinerary builder.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. December in Kyoto sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Nature Museums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion
Kyoto Railway Museum ©
Kyoto Railway Museum

4
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.
You've added Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), Ginza Six, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ginza and Hakone Shrine. Do your shopping at Asakusa and Takeshita Street. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Hakone-machi (Owakudani Enmei Jizo & Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Hakone-machi
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Asakusa ©
Asakusa

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