12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Nara
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 3 nights

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online sightseeing planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also 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 a bit cooler than Singapore - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Kyoto.

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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
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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, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

1
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Nara

Nara ©

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Nara trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Nara, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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World heritage site
Todai-ji Temple
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Wildlife Area
Nara Park
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Religious Site
Kasuga Grand Shrine
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Kobe). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, shop like a local with Dotombori District, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Osaka. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0

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