12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
JR:  3 h
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Singapore

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Asakusa Shrine, Asakusa, Senso-ji Temple, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, take a stroll through Ginza, take a stroll through Shibuya Center-gai, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Isetan Shinjuku Store. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, stop by Asakusa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip maker app.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in July, Tokyo is slightly colder at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Owakudani Enmei Jizo, and other attractions you added. On the 7th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Owakudani Enmei Jizo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Tokyo in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

3
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 list of things to see and do now includes Dotombori, Don Quijote, Shitennoji, and other attractions.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hakone-machi to Osaka in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Hakone-machi in July, expect nights in Osaka to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto Imperial Palace as well as Nishiki Market Shopping District. Explore hidden gems such as Togetsukyo Bridge and Yoshikien. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto journey planner.

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip website.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You will leave for home on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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