11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12 h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
bus:  8 h
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Singapore

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shinjuku Mylord Mosaic Street, Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, Asakusa, and other attractions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yanaka and Mt. Takao. Do your shopping at Ginza and Takeshita Street. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Nihonbashi Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo. In October, Tokyo is slightly colder than Singapore - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mt. Takao
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Shinjuku Mylord Mosaic Street ©
Shinjuku Mylord Mosaic Street
Yanaka ©
Yanaka
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao

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.
Shop till you drop at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Ise Meotoiwa Interactive Aquarium (Ise Sea Paradise). Explore hidden gems such as Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura and Mt. Kurama. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Sakae (in Sakae), Amanohashidate (in Miyazu) and Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall (in Nabari). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enkō-ji Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hiei.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto vacation maker site .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ise, Sakae, Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall, Amanohashidate, Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura ©
Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura
Gion
Gion

3
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 Kuramae Onsen Sarasa no Yu. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt. Maya and Sunset Owl Cafe. Do your shopping at Dotonbori and Hankyu Umeda Honten. Change things up with a short trip to Nigatsu-do Temple in Nara (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street and look for gifts at Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka attractions planner.

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Baths

Side Trips

Mt. Maya, Kuramae Onsen Sarasa no Yu, Nigatsu-do Temple
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Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka ©
Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Mt. Maya
Mt. Maya

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