11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Singapore

4
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 list of things to see and do now includes Takamura Wine & Coffee Roasters, Eki Marche Shin Osaka, Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, and other attractions. Your inner history buff will appreciate Osaka Castle and Todai-ji Temple. Get some cultural insight at Nara Park and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Step out of Osaka to go to Nara and see Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Dotonbori and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary builder site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Osaka. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Osaka at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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.
You've added Gion, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kyoto Railway Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion
Kyoto Railway Museum ©
Kyoto Railway Museum

4
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.
You've added Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), Ginza Six, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and other attractions to your itinerary. Ginza and Asakusa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu and Owakudani Enmei Jizo. Change things up with a short trip to Hakone Shrine Homotsuden in Hakone-machi (about 2h 15 min away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Takeshita Street.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo online trip planner .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Tokyo sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Hakone-machi
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Asakusa ©
Asakusa

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