12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagoya
— 3 nights
2
Tateyama-machi
— 3 nights
3
Shirakawa-mura
— 2 nights
4
Osaka
— 3 nights

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
You've added Sakae, Oasis 21, Nagoya TV Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Ise (Ise Grand Shrine & Sarutahiko Shrine) and Little World (in Inuyama).

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nagoya online trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Nagoya is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Nagoya is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in May, you will find days in Nagoya are cooler (°C), and nights are a bit cooler (°C). You will leave for Tateyama-machi on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ise, Inuyama
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The Museum Meijimura ©
The Museum Meijimura
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Okage Yokocho ©
Okage Yokocho

3
nights
Tateyama-machi

Tateyama-machi ©
The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shomyo Falls, Nisekiji Temple, Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tateyama-machi vacation planner.

You can drive from Nagoya to Tateyama-machi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nisekiji Temple
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Green Park Yoshiime ©
Green Park Yoshiime
Yuki no Otani (Snow Wall)
Yuki no Otani (Snow Wall)
Mt. Tateyama ©
Mt. Tateyama

2
nights
Shirakawa-mura

Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Shirakawago Gasshozukuri Homurajin Museum and Miboro Dam. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Shirakawago Gasshozukuri Homurajin Museum, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, thensteep yourself in history at Nagase house, and finally wander the streets of Ogimachi.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Shirakawa-mura day trip planner.

You can drive from Tateyama-machi to Shirakawa-mura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Nagase house ©
Nagase house
Ogimachi ©
Ogimachi

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 list of things to see and do now includes Rinku Premium Outlets, Tempozan Ferris Wheel, Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Dotombori District, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, and wander the streets of Minami (Namba).

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Osaka day trip site.

Getting from Shirakawa-mura to Osaka by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Osaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Rinku Premium Outlets
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Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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