12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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12 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Miyakojima
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
taxi + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

1
day
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then snap pictures at Irabu Bridge, and then explore the activities along Toriike Pond.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Miyakojima is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Miyakojima at 25°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Toriike Pond ©
Toriike Pond
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Odaiba and Sensō-ji. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, take a stroll through Nihonbashi Bridge, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Western Art, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

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You can fly from Miyakojima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Miyakojima in December: highs in Tokyo hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

1
night
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and then stroll through Ryuoo Ski Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yamanouchi-machi travel planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in December; daily highs in Yamanouchi-machi reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Wildlife Winter Sports
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Ryuoo Ski Park ©
Ryuoo Ski Park

3
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.
Visit Gion and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine for some beach relaxation. Head to Dotonbori and Nijo Castlefor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Nara to see Nara Park about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, go for a walk through Arashiyama, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

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Getting from Yamanouchi-machi to Kyoto by combination of taxi and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. Traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kyoto: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara Park
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 31st (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Miyajima and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and then pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima online trip planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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