11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  11​h
1
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

4
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour itinerary maker site .

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Kyoto to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) (in Chuo), Himeji (Koko-en Garden & Himeji Castle) and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Higashinada). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, and take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Osaka vacation planner .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In October, daytime highs in Osaka are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Himeji, Kobe
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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