10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

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


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3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Castle). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto road trip planner.

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 difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in January, things will get colder in Kyoto: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

2
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, then look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and finally take a stroll through Motomachi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hakodate visit website .

Fly from Kyoto to Hakodate in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in January, expect Hakodate to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

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.
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, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip site .

Getting from Hakodate to Tokyo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hakodate in February; daily highs in Tokyo reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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