13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  45​min
2
Nara
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
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 Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), Nara Park and Himeji Castle. Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and take a stroll through Dotonbori.

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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 difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in June, with highs in Osaka at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Himeji Castle, Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), Nara Park
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

2
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 17th (Wed), engage your brain at The Kid's Science Museum of Photons, then contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, then walk around Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): engage your brain at Kashihara Children's Science Museum, make a splash at Sango Town Water Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Dainagonzuka.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nara sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Nara are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Theme Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kashihara Children's Science Museum, Dainagonzuka, The Kid's Science Museum of Photons, Sango Town Water Park
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kashihara Children's Science Museum ©
Kashihara Children's Science Museum

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo DisneySea will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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