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
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Nara
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore


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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.
Kids will enjoy Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip maker 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. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Tokyo to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

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 14th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then have some family-friendly fun at Maiko and Geisha Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto holiday planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get curious at The Kid's Science Museum of Photons, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, then stroll around Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Byodoin, explore the engaging exhibits at Kashihara Children's Science Museum, see the sky in a new way at Kamo Planetarium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, and finally examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center.

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Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kizugawa, Byodoin, Kashihara Children's Science Museum
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kashihara Children's Science Museum ©

5
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji (Koko-en Garden, Himeji Castle, & more) and Koya-cho (Mt. Koya, Koyasan Okunoin, & more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, relax and rejuvenate at SpaWorld, and get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip builder website .

You can take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Koya-cho
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya

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