16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Ito
— 3 nights
train + bus:  4​h
4
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): make a trip to Kuromon Market, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi, and then wander the streets of Dotonbori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park and then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in May: highs in Osaka hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

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.
You've now added Kiyomizu-dera Temple to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Sat), get great views at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and then make a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market and then wander the streets of Gion.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip planning app .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Ito.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

3
nights
Ito

Ito ©
Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Onsen Resorts as well as Great Nature Tours. Explore Ito's surroundings by going to Shimoda (Perry Road & Tatadohama Beach). There's still lots to do: stroll through Jogasaki Coast and take in the views from Jogasaki Suspension Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ito online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Ito in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ito: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Ito

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Shimoda
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Great Nature Tours ©
Great Nature Tours
Tatadohama Beach ©
Tatadohama Beach
Jogasaki Coast ©
Jogasaki Coast

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mount Fuji. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchiko.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Ito to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Ito, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kabukicho, Shibuya Hikarie and Tokyo DisneySea. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and make a trip to The Tsukiji Market.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in June, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. On the 14th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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