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
1
Nagoya
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Kobe
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya road trip planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Nagoya is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Nagoya, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Nagoya to be colder, temps between 16°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

2
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.
On the 24th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Yodoryokuchi Park, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji and then take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take a stroll through Dotonbori and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planning app .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. November in Osaka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
night
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 28th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Arima Onsen, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Maya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudoji Temple, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kobe day trip planning website .

Kobe is very close to Osaka. November in Kobe sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Nature Spas
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Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen
Mt. Maya
Mt. Maya
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, pause for some photo ops at Peace Flame, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima day trip planner.

You can take a train from Kobe to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. November in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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