27 days in Japan Itinerary

27 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
6
Gotemba
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Shimoda
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Nishiizu-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Numazu
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h
End: Singapore

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.
Bring the kids along to Ueno Zoo and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10- 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 Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in September, things will get little chillier in Tokyo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Ueno Zoo ©
Ueno Zoo

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 Monkey Park Iwatayama. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Tempozan Ferris Wheel in Osaka, approximately Osaka away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and see the interesting displays at Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Osaka
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama

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 Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Ninja-Do make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle), Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, &more) and Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and shop like a local with Dotombori.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osaka online travel route planner.

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji, Mt. Koya
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Ninja-Do ©
Ninja-Do
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Bring the kids along to Hiroshima Children's Museum and Asa Zoological Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure), Senjokaku (in Hatsukaichi) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, appreciate the history behind Ground Zero, make a trip to Okonomimura, and look for gifts at Monokoto Store.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima day trip planning website.

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will leave for Hiroshima on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, JMSDF Kure Museum
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Hiroshima Children's Museum ©
Hiroshima Children's Museum
Hiroshima City Ebiyama Museum Of Meteorology ©
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph and then pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary maker site.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Gotemba.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
nights
Gotemba

Gotemba ©
Trips to Gotemba, a city at the foot of Mount Fuji, offer plenty of opportunities to admire Japan's most famous natural feature.
Gotemba Premium Outlets has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like Oiso Long Beach and Fureai Pool Tamaho make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Gotemba's surroundings by going to Waketamaike Spring (in Fujinomiya), Mount Fuji Children's World (in Fuji) and Sagami Lake Resort Pleasure Forest (in Sagamihara). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, walk around Chichibunomiya Memorial Park, get great views at Komakado Kazaana Cave, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suyama Sengen Shrine.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gotemba trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Hiroshima to Gotemba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in September, expect nights in Gotemba to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Shimoda.

Things to do in Gotemba

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Susono, Waketamaike Spring, Mount Fuji Children's World, Oiso Long Beach, Sagami Lake Resort Pleasure Forest
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Oiso Long Beach ©
Oiso Long Beach
Mount Fuji Children's World ©
Mount Fuji Children's World

1
night
Shimoda

Shimoda
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
On the 21st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Izu Naranda no Sato Kawazu Heian Buddha Statue Pavilion.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimoda route website.

Getting from Gotemba to Shimoda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gotemba in September; daily highs in Shimoda reach 30°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Nishiizu-cho.

Things to do in Shimoda

Museums

Side Trip

Izu Naranda no Sato Kawazu Heian Buddha Statue Pavilion
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1
night
Nishiizu-cho

Nishiizu-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get great views at Koibito Misaki Cape, enjoy the sand and surf at Futo Beach, step off the mainland to explore Dogashima Island, then take some stellar pictures from Dogashima Tensodo Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Otago Beach, and finally look for gifts at Wasabi no Eki.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Nishiizu-cho holiday planning tool.

Drive from Shimoda to Nishiizu-cho in 1.5 hours. September in Nishiizu-cho sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Numazu.

Things to do in Nishiizu-cho

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Koibito Misaki Cape
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
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Dogashima Tensodo Cave ©
Dogashima Tensodo Cave
Futo Beach ©
Futo Beach
Dogashima Island ©
Dogashima Island

3
nights
Numazu

Numazu ©
Numazu tourism focuses primarily on what lies just outside of the town, with the urban area providing a base for wider regional, natural explorations.
Kids will enjoy Ita Beach and Senbonhama Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Numazu: Atami (Kinomiya Shrine & Atami Sun Beach), Shizuoka (Kunozan Toshogu Shrine & Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach)) and Hamamatsu Air Park (in Hamamatsu). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mihamasaki Cape, find something for the whole family at Awashima Marine Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium, and meet the residents at Izu Mito Sea Paradise.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Numazu trip planner.

You can drive from Nishiizu-cho to Numazu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Numazu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Atami, Shizuoka, Hamamatsu Air Park
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium ©
Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium
Ita Beach
Ita Beach
Izu Mito Sea Paradise ©
Izu Mito Sea Paradise

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