7 days in Japan, Changi & Hong Kong Itinerary

7 days in Japan, Changi & Hong Kong Itinerary

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Start: Singapore, Singapore
Drive:  30 min
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Changi, Singapore
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
2
Narita, Japan
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Kobe, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
5
Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Wakayama, Japan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8 h
7
Hong Kong, China
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
End: Singapore, Singapore

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Changi, Singapore

Changi ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Johore Battery.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Changi trip planner.

Singapore to Changi is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a subway; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Narita.

Things to do in Changi

Historic Sites
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Johore Battery ©
Johore Battery

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Narita, Japan

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Naritasan Omote Sando, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jofuku-ji Temple.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Narita tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Changi to Narita with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Changi to Narita is 1 hour. Traveling from Changi in January, expect Narita to be much colder, temps between 11°C and -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites
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Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando

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Tokyo, Japan

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.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, then take a stroll through Yanaka, then wander the streets of Ueno, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planner.

You can drive from Narita to Tokyo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Narita in January since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Kanda Myojin ©
Kanda Myojin
Yanaka ©
Yanaka
Ueno ©
Ueno

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Kobe, Japan

Kobe
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Maya, soak in some Japanese tradition at Arima Onsen, and then examine the collection at Kawasaki Good Times World.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kobe trip planning website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kobe in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January in Kobe, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Spas Nature
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Mt. Maya
Mt. Maya
Kawasaki Good Times World ©
Kawasaki Good Times World
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen

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Osaka, Japan

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.
To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka travel itinerary planner.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kobe. In January in Osaka, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wakayama.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toji, Toshodai-ji Temple
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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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Wakayama, Japan

Wakayama ©
Split into two parts by the Kinokawa River, the city of Wakayama stands nestled in the eponymous plain, overlooked by a historic hilltop castle that was rebuilt after World War II.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Wakayama Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kimiidera Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kimii-dera Shimbutsuden.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Wakayama trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Wakayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Wakayama are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Wakayama

Historic Sites
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Kimiidera Temple ©
Kimiidera Temple
Wakayama Castle ©
Wakayama Castle

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Maritime Museum and then kick back and relax at Repulse Bay Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wakayama to Hong Kong. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, Hong Kong is somewhat warmer than Wakayama - with highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Repulse Bay Beach ©
Repulse Bay Beach
Hong Kong Maritime Museum ©
Hong Kong Maritime Museum

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