12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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12 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h 45​min
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Maizuru
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kyotango
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Toyooka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Asago
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Fukuchiyama
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
7
Tamba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Kasai
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
9
Akashi
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
10
Kobe
— 1 night
train:  30​min
11
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Yodoryokuchi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji and then go for a walk through Arashiyama.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto online day 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. Traveling from Singapore to Kyoto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Kyoto to be colder, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Maizuru.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

few
hours
Maizuru

Maizuru
Maizuru is a city in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on an inlet of the Sea of Japan. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): snap pictures at Kitasuisan Bridge.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Maizuru online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Kyoto to Maizuru in 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in December: highs in Maizuru hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyotango.

few
hours
Kyotango

Kyotango ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the activities along Kotobikihama and then don't miss a visit to Otome Shrine.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kyotango travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Maizuru to Kyotango takes 1.5 hours. December in Kyotango sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Toyooka.

Things to do in Kyotango

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Otome Shrine ©
Otome Shrine

2
nights
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Kinosaki Marine World, then get to know the fascinating history of Street of Kinosaki Onsen, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally contemplate the long history of Izushi Castle Town.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Toyooka trip planner .

Drive from Kyotango to Toyooka in an hour. In December in Toyooka, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Asago.

Things to do in Toyooka

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kinosaki Marine World ©
Kinosaki Marine World
Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen
Onsen Resorts

1
night
Asago

Asago ©
Asago is a city located in northern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.The modern city of Asago was established on April 1, 2005, from the merger of the former town of Asago absorbing the towns of Ikuno, Santō and Wadayama (all from Asago District).As of April 30, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 31,248, with 12,355 households, and a population density of 82.52 persons per km². On the 17th (Tue), make a trip to Ikuno Ginzan, head outdoors with Ritsuun Gorge, and then contemplate the long history of Takeda Castle Ruins.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Asago online day trip planner .

Drive from Toyooka to Asago in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Fukuchiyama.

Things to do in Asago

Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Takeda Castle Ruins ©
Takeda Castle Ruins

few
hours
Fukuchiyama

Fukuchiyama
Fukuchiyama is a city in northern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on the Yura River. To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fukuchiyama online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Asago to Fukuchiyama in an hour. December in Fukuchiyama sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. You will leave for Tamba on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Fukuchiyama

Historic Sites Museums Parks

1
night
Tamba

Tamba ©
On the 18th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Dokko Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aotama Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōgen-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Byakkugoroji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashinji Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tamba itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Fukuchiyama to Tamba in an hour. In December in Tamba, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Kasai.

Things to do in Tamba

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Aotama Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Aotama Shrine ©
Aotama Shrine
Tashinji Temple ©
Tashinji Temple

few
hours
Kasai

Kasai
To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kasai trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tamba to Kasai in an hour. Traveling from Tamba in December, you will find days in Kasai are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Akashi.

Things to do in Kasai

Historic Sites Parks Museums

1
night
Akashi

Akashi ©
Akashi is a city located in southern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, on the Seto Inland Sea west of Kobe.As of April 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 294,312 and a population density of 6,000 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): let the kids burn off some steam at Awaji Yumebutai, get answers to all your questions at Awaji Highway Oasis, then get great views at Awaji Hanasajiki, and finally don't miss a visit to Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Akashi trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Kasai to Akashi in 1.5 hours. In December in Akashi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Akashi

Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Awaji, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Awaji Yumebutai ©
Awaji Yumebutai
Awaji Highway Oasis ©
Awaji Highway Oasis
Awaji Hanasajiki ©
Awaji Hanasajiki

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 20th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Oji Zoo, then appreciate the views at Arima Onsen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikuta Shrine, and finally shop like a local with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown). Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Kobe Harborland and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Kobe Animal Kingdom.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kobe driving holiday website .

Drive from Akashi to Kobe in an hour. December in Kobe sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kobe Oji Zoo ©
Kobe Oji Zoo
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen
Kobe Animal Kingdom ©
Kobe Animal Kingdom

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary planning tool .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kobe. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Kuchu Teien Observatory ©
Kuchu Teien Observatory

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