15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
2
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
train:  4​h
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cat Cafe Calico Shinjuku, Robot Restaurant, Ueno Park, and other attractions you added. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo. Traveling from Singapore in January, things will get much colder in Tokyo: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hakone-machi route planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 3°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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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.
Step out of Kyoto to go to Nara and see Todai-ji Temple, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, go for a walk through Arashiyama, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto online road trip planner .

Take a train from Hakone-machi to Kyoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Japan. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara Park (in Nara) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka sightseeing planner .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In January in Osaka, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Himeji Castle, Nara Park
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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