19 days in Japan Itinerary

19 days in Japan Itinerary

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19 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h
1
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip website .

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Hiroshima to be colder, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Hiroshima Children's Museum ©
Hiroshima Children's Museum

5
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.
Attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Kyoto to go to Osaka and see Osaka Castle, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, walk around Yodoryokuchi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip planning app .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Fuuka-Kimono ©
Fuuka-Kimono

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), & more), Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto) and Yatsugatake Kogen Line (in Hokuto). Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. There's more to do: get impressive views of Mount Fuji and take in the pleasant sights at Lake Kawaguchi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi journey planner .

You can drive from Kyoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kyoto in December: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Mount Fuji, Yatsugatake Kogen Line, Matsumoto Castle, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

6
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.
Kids will enjoy Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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