10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Osaka
— 1 night
Train
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train to Hakata, Fly to Singapore Changi

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Tokyo

— 3 nights
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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Odaiba District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo. August in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Spas

Kanazawa

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then don't miss a visit to Higashichaya Old Town, then make a trip to Omicho Market, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Gongenmori Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the pleasant sights at Gion, make a trip to Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kanazawa in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Osaka

— 1 night
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 12th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then take a stroll through Dotombori District, and finally take a stroll through Minami (Namba).

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Osaka trip site.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 13th (Thu), make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online day trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.