19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  7​h
5
Chitose
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool .

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Tokyo at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urayasu, Lake Kawaguchi
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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.
Attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Ninja-Do make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama) and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and wander the streets of Dotonbori.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Osaka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Osaka sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Kofuku-ji Temple
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Ninja-Do ©
Ninja-Do

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.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Miyajima, Mikasahama Beach, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima day trip site .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can 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
Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen

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.
Attractions like Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Akabaka Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Motobu-cho: Iejima Beach Side Horse Park (in Ie-son), Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son) and Onna-son (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Cape Manzamo). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sesoko Labyrinth, explore the gorgeous colors at USS Emmons, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Motobu-cho sightseeing planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hiroshima to Motobu-cho in 7 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Onna-son, Iejima Beach Side Horse Park
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Okichan Theater ©
Okichan Theater

3
nights
Chitose

Chitose ©
With the largest international airport on the island, Chitose serves for most visitors as a way in or a way out, rather than a destination in itself.
On the 14th (Sat), meet the residents at Noboribetsu Bear Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, then explore the activities along Lake Shikotsu, and finally see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Chitose Outlet Mall Rera and then get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chitose online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Motobu-cho to Chitose in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Motobu-cho in December, with highs in Chitose at 1°C and lows at -9°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chitose

Theme Parks Parks Spas

Side Trip

Noboribetsu
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Lake Shikotsu ©
Lake Shikotsu
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Bear Park ©
Noboribetsu Bear Park

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