16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
3
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. There's much more to do: make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo journey app .

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. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Tokyo at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Kyoto are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kimono Photo Studio Plaza Ai ©
Kimono Photo Studio Plaza Ai

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Himeji route tool .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Himeji are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Mt. Takamikura
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip site .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at USS Emmons, look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Manzamo, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Sesoko Labyrinth.

Make your Motobu-cho itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Hiroshima to Motobu-cho by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hiroshima in December; daily highs in Motobu-cho reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Cape Manzamo, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Scuba & Snorkeling

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