4 days in Japan Itinerary

4 days in Japan Itinerary

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4 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h 45​min
1
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Sapporo
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore


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1
night
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.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and then don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Kyoto at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and finally get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo route planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower and then walk around Odori Park.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Sapporo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Tokyo in December, plan for cooler days in Sapporo, with highs around 0°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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