16 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

16 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Singapore Changi
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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan

— 4 nights
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.
Head to Ginza and Takeshita Streetfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and Hase-dera Temple. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see The Hakone Open-Air Museum in Hakone-machi, approximately Hakone-machi away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Odaiba District, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, shop like a local with Asakusa, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planning site.

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Tokyo is 1 hour. When traveling from Perth in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 nights
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, wander the streets of Gion, and get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip builder.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Hiroshima, Japan

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, and then get to know the fascinating history of Miyajima.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Singapore, Singapore

— 4 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Do your shopping at Orchard Road and Clarke Quay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum and Battlebox. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Chinatown, see a show at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, take an in-depth tour of Asian Civilisations Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Singapore tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Singapore by combination of train and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hiroshima to Singapore due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hiroshima in June, expect Singapore to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.