9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Nikko
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Nagano
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip 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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Tokyo to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 18°C. You will leave for Nikko on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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1
night
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
On the 21st (Mon), admire the sheer force of Ryuzu Waterfall, steep yourself in history at Yomeimon (Main Gate), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, and finally stroll the grounds of Okumiya. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, then stroll around Nikko National Park, and then admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Nikko, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Nagano.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nikko National Park
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Ryuzu Waterfall ©
Ryuzu Waterfall
Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

2
nights
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Togakushi Shrine Chusha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Togakushi Shrine Okusha, explore the activities along Lake Kagami, then look for all kinds of wild species at Iizuna Highlands Oyachi Marsh, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenko-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Ueda Castle.

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Traveling by car from Nikko to Nagano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nikko in October since evenings lows in Nagano dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ueda Castle
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Zenko-ji Temple ©
Zenko-ji Temple
Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Lake Kagami ©
Lake Kagami

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, make a trip to Omicho Market, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, make a trip to Kanazawa Station, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa attractions site .

Take a train from Nagano to Kanazawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In October in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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