12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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12 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
5
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Osaka
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Panasonic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then examine the collection at Panasonic Museum, and then laugh and play at SpaWorld.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Osaka online trip itinerary builder .

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Singapore in October; daily highs in Osaka reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Spas Baths

Side Trip

Panasonic Museum
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SpaWorld ©
SpaWorld
Panasonic Museum ©
Panasonic Museum
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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.
You've added Ryoanji Temple, Katsura Imperial Villa, Ninja Dojo and Store, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 24th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Kyoto Station Building. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum, then learn something new at Ninja Dojo and Store, then get to know the fascinating history of Katsura Imperial Villa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto route maker app .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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 Disneyland has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tokyo National Museum and Takeshita Street. You'll explore and learn at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

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Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tokyo Disneyland, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
You've now added Fuji-Q Highland to your itinerary. On the 31st (Thu), get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland and then make a trip to Mt. Fuji 5th Station. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, and then revel in the low prices at Gotemba Premium Outlets.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi travel app .

Drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in October, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Fuji-Q Highland, Gotemba Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum ©
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi
To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi tour itinerary builder website .

On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

few
hours
Osaka

Osaka
To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Osaka attractions planner.

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Osaka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in November: highs in Osaka hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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