16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h
1
Nagoya
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kobe
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Nara
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Nagoya
— 1 night
train + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, then see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and then meet the residents at World Fresh Water Aquarium Aquatotto Gifu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, explore the activities along Yamazaki River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Nagoya trip itinerary builder tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Nagoya is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Nagoya due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Nagoya reach 16°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

World Fresh Water Aquarium Aquatotto Gifu
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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'll discover tucked-away gems like Amanohashidate and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Moku Moku Farm and Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum. Step out of Kyoto to go to Kusatsu and see Lake Biwa Museum, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, identify plant and animal life at Yase Momiji no Komichi, make a trip to Arashiyama, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

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Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Lake Biwa Museum, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Moku Moku Farm, Amanohashidate
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Lake Biwa Museum ©
Lake Biwa Museum

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.
On the 9th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki).

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kobe trip itinerary maker site .

Kobe is just a short distance from Kyoto. In November in Kobe, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Fun & Games Nature Parks

Side Trip

KidZania Koshien
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KidZania Koshien ©
KidZania Koshien
Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki) ©

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sunset Owl Cafe and Waterfall of Mino. Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Kids Plaza Osaka. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, examine the collection at Modern Transportation Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Osaka online trip builder .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kobe. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Waterfall of Mino
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka
Waterfall of Mino ©
Waterfall of Mino

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodaiji Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nara vacation planner .

You can take a train from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Another option is to drive. November in Nara sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites
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Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to KidZania Tokyo and Samurai Armor Photo Studio. Family-friendly places like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings will thrill your kids. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Mt. Takao in Hachioji, about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip site .

Take a train from Nara to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mt. Takao, Tokyo Disneyland
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
KidZania Tokyo ©
KidZania Tokyo
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Nagoya online trip maker .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in November, you will find days in Nagoya are little chillier (16°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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