10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Suzu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Wajima
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Hikone
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore


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2
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 Nipponbashi Denden Town, Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street and Kuromon Market. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take a stroll through Dotonbori.

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Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Osaka is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in March, expect Osaka to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Nishiki Market, Arashiyama, Sagano Romantic Train, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kyoto Tower, and finally take a stroll through Gion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Sagano Romantic Train, don't miss a visit to Arashiyama, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip maker site .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

1
night
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses as well as Harada Sake Brewery. On the 19th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum, look for gifts at Harada Sake Brewery, and then wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Takayama online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Takayama takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Takayama, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Noto-cho.

Things to do in Takayama

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
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Harada Sake Brewery ©
Harada Sake Brewery
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum

1
night
Suzu

Suzu ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Noto Wine as well as Rokkozaki Lighthouse.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Suzu trip builder site .

Drive from Takayama to Suzu in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Takayama in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Suzu: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Wajima.

Things to do in Suzu

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Noto Wine, Matsunami Sake Brewery
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Noto Wine ©
Noto Wine
Suzu Ware Shop ©
Suzu Ware Shop
Matsunami Sake Brewery ©
Matsunami Sake Brewery

1
night
Wajima

Wajima ©
Situated in the isolated north of the hilly Noto Peninsula, Wajima attracts visitors with its many museums, festivals, and shops that showcase its rich cultural heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wajima Morning Market. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Okunoto Salt Farm Village and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daihonzan Soujiji Soin.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wajima travel planner.

Traveling by car from Suzu to Wajima takes an hour. In March, daytime highs in Wajima are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Kanazawa.

Things to do in Wajima

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Okunoto Salt Farm Village
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Wajima Morning Market ©
Wajima Morning Market

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Omicho Market and Fukumitsuya Sake Brewery, Kanazawa. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Higashichaya Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, and finally examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa day trip planning app .

You can drive from Wajima to Kanazawa in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hikone.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum

1
night
Hikone

Hikone ©
A small city on the shores of the country's largest lake, Hikone draws in visitors with its fine castle.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurokabe Square.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hikone tour planner .

You can drive from Kanazawa to Hikone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in March since evenings lows in Hikone dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hikone

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Kurokabe Square
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Hikone Castle ©
Hikone Castle
Kurokabe Square ©
Kurokabe Square

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