11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Singapore

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street as well as Todai-ji Temple. When in Osaka, make a side trip to see Nara Park in Nara, approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and shop like a local with Dotonbori.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner .

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. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Osaka to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Teramachi, Tenryuji Temple, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market Shopping District and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Arashiyama, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenryuji Temple, and then make a trip to Teramachi.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto driving holiday planner.

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama
Nishiki Market Shopping District ©
Nishiki Market Shopping District

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've added Tokyo DisneySea, Yoyogi Park, TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 6th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Tokyo DisneySea, Oshino Hakkai, Gotemba Premium Outlets
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

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