9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka, get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hōzen-ji Temple, then get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and finally don't miss a visit to Nakanoshima Park. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Main Store, make a trip to The Symphony Hall, explore the galleries of Mint Museum, then examine the collection at Modern Transportation Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Hanjotei.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka travel route website .

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Osaka at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho
Nakanoshima Park ©
Nakanoshima Park

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kanazawa Noh Museum, go for a walk through Gyokusen-immaru Garden, stroll around Kanazawa Castle Park, then see the interesting displays at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fudosonkorin Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Daijoji Temple. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirayama Hime Shrine, examine the collection at Shinise Memorial Hall, get lost in a book at Kanazawa Umimirai Library, see the interesting displays at Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum, then stop by Sakuda Honten, and finally explore the world behind art at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Shirayama Hime Shrine
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Kanazawa Phonograph Museum ©
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum
Kanazawa Castle Park ©
Kanazawa Castle Park
Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art ©

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 discover tucked-away gems like Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center and Kyu Iwasakitei Teien. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Mt. Kumotori (in Okutama-machi), Hakone Museum of Art (in Hakone-machi) and Nogawa Park (in Mitaka). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozomon, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Mitake, stroll through Kinchakuda Manjushage Park, and get outside with Kamakura Hiking Trails.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hakone Museum of Art, Mt. Kumotori, Kinchakuda Manjushage Park, Mt. Mitake, Kamakura Hiking Trails
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Kinchakuda Manjushage Park ©
Kinchakuda Manjushage Park
Hakone Museum of Art ©
Hakone Museum of Art
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center ©

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