12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Singapore

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Your inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and Horinouchi Myohoji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamiyatsuno Okusuu (in Ogose-machi), Mt. Kumotori (in Okutama-machi) and Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Meguro River, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Asakusa, and shop like a local with Ginza.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo vacation website.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Singapore in May, with highs in Tokyo at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Kamiyatsuno Okusuu, Mt. Kumotori, Mt. Takao, Enoshima Island, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mint Museum and Mt. Konze. Venture out of the city with trips to Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda (in Ikeda) and Miho Museum (in Koka). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Gion, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel route planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mint Museum, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, Miho Museum, Mt. Konze
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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