14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
3
Takayama
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore


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2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes JAPANiCAN - Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and Sushi Workshop as well as Aqua City Odaiba. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Owaku-dani Valley (in Hakone-machi) and Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder site .

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. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, Tokyo is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Historic Sites Classes

Side Trips

Owaku-dani Valley, Gotemba Premium Outlets
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Gotemba Premium Outlets ©
Gotemba Premium Outlets
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nakagomi Fruit Orchard, Ide Sake Brewery, Matsumoto Castle, and other attractions you added. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine, walk around Oishi Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Fugaku Wind Cave, then sample the tasty concoctions at Ide Sake Brewery, and finally go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi driving holiday website .

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Takayama.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matsumoto Castle, Nakagomi Fruit Orchard, Makiba Park
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Makiba Park ©
Makiba Park
Fugaku Wind Cave ©
Fugaku Wind Cave

3
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, Takayama Showa Museum, and other attractions. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takayama: Kanazawa (Omicho Market & Kenrokuen Garden). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji, examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, and browse the exhibits of Hida Great Limestone Cave and Ohashi Collection Kan Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Takayama tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Takayama are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Kanazawa, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
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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.
You've added Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, Kamogawa River, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Arashiyama, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto route planner .

Getting from Takayama to Kyoto by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Takayama in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. On the 12th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama

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