12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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12 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  10​h
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Miyajima.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima route maker app .

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Singapore to Hiroshima, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Hiroshima at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan and Asahiyaki. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Osaka (Dotonbori & Universal Studios Japan). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Gion, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple, Asahiyaki
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

5
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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tokyo National Museum and The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Step out of Tokyo to go to Mitaka and see Ghibli Museum Mitaka, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Odaiba, take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and get a taste of the local shopping with Takeshita Street.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip builder website .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Tokyo Disneyland
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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