11 days in Japan & Taipei Itinerary

11 days in Japan & Taipei Itinerary

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11 days in Japan & Taipei Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 30​min
1
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

3
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
You've added Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Ningxia Nightmarket, Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, then steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Dalongdong Bao An Temple, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Night Market. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, steep yourself in history at Wulai, then make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and finally stop by Ningxia Nightmarket.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip itinerary planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Taipei is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

New Taipei
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Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple
Dalongdong Bao An Temple ©
Dalongdong Bao An Temple
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple

4
nights
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.
Street Kart Shinagawa #2 has been added to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Asakusa Shrine and Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu). Step off the beaten path and head to Kencho-ji Temple and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). Venture out of the city with trips to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji) and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (in Kamakura). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, take a stroll through Ueno, and get to know the fascinating history of Hozomon.

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You can fly from Taipei to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Tokyo is 1 hour. Traveling from Taipei in September, things will get little chillier in Tokyo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kamakura, Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu), Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

1
night
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gio-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninna-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), and finally take a stroll through Gion. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamigamo Shrine, get to know the fascinating history of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Genkoan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kyoto are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Shimogamo Jinja ©
Shimogamo Jinja

1
night
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.
For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Osaka route planning website .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho

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