9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Ena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hokuto
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Kofu
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore


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1
night
Ena

Ena ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Petroglyph at Mt. Kasagiyama, stop by Enakyo Service Area Outbound, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Iwamura SAKE Brewery, then admire the striking features of Former Kimura Residence, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Iwamura Historical Town, and finally step into the grandiose world of Iwamura Castle Ruins.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ena trip itinerary builder app .

Singapore, Singapore to Ena is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Ena is 1 hour. When traveling from Singapore in October, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Ena: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Ena

Historic Sites Shopping Breweries & Distilleries
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Iwamura Castle Ruins ©
Iwamura Castle Ruins

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
On the 22nd (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), then take an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, then take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, then take an in-depth tour of Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Takayama trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ena to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hokuto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

1
night
Hokuto

Hokuto
The small city of Hokuto sits amid some big scenery.
On the 24th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Kawamata Higashi Canyon Shizen Kansatsuen, then take a memorable drive along Yatsugatake Kogen Line, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shojigataki Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yamataka Jindai Cherry Blossom.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hokuto trip website .

Traveling by car from Takayama to Hokuto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hokuto can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kofu.

Things to do in Hokuto

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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1
night
Kofu

Kofu ©
Old historic castles and Shinto shrines dominate the sightseeing in Kofu, a city fringed by mountains on all sides.
On the 25th (Fri), soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kimpu, and then admire the engineering at Arakawa Dam.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kofu day trip planning tool .

Kofu is just a stone's throw from Hokuto. October in Kofu sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kofu

Parks Nature
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Arakawa Dam ©
Arakawa Dam

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and contemplate the long history of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

Plan trip to Tokyo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Kofu to Tokyo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kofu in October, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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