13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 1 day
Train:  30​min
5
Kobe
— 1 night
Train:  3​h 15​min
6
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from Singapore to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Tokyo reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Fujikawaguchiko-machi.
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©

2
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Lake Kawaguchi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi driving holiday website .

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in November: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine
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Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and then take a stroll through Gion.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner .

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in November, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): wander the streets of Dotonbori and then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary maker tool .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

1
night
Kobe

Kobe
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kobe trip planner .

Kobe is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In November in Kobe, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Tokyo on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Kobe

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mega Web, VenusFort, Shibuya Hikarie, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tokyo National Museum and Odaiba. Kids will enjoy Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo Disneyland. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Ghibli Museum Mitaka in Mitaka--about 44 minutes away. See some other sides of Tokyo: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, wander the streets of Ginza, shop like a local with Asakusa, and get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner .

You can fly from Kobe to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Tokyo Disneyland, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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