23 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

23 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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23 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  10​h 45​min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Sapporo, Japan
— 8 nights
train:  45​min
5
Otaru, Japan
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

6
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Get some cultural insight at Singapore Botanic Gardens and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Popular historic sites such as Battlebox and Sentosa Boardwalk are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, trek along The Southern Ridges, take a stroll through Chinatown, and identify plant and animal life at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

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If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Singapore Changi Airport. November in Singapore sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Highlights from your plan
Jurong Bird Park ©
Jurong Bird Park
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take an in-depth tour of Namikawa Yasuyuki Sippo Memorial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Singapore to Kyoto takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. In November, Kyoto is colder than Singapore - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a stroll through Odaiba and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Kimono Me, then explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum, then wander the streets of Ginza, and finally wander the streets of Takeshita Street.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

8
nights
Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Head to Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Tanukikoji Shopping Streetfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Jigokudani and Mt. Moiwa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Shiraoi Ainu Musuem and Village (in Shiraoi-cho), Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu) and Oku no Yu (in Noboribetsu). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), examine the collection at Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga, explore the world behind art at Arte Piazza Bibai, and tee off at Tomakomai Golf Resort 72.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip maker app .

You can fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from 6°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Otaru.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Chitose, Coal Mining Museum of Yubari, Shiraoi Ainu Musuem and Village, Arte Piazza Bibai
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm ©
Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm

3
nights
Otaru, Japan

Otaru ©
The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
You'll explore and learn at Otaru-shi General Museum and Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan. Shop till you drop at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building and Sankaku Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Kida Kinjiro Museum of Art (in Iwanai-cho), Yoichi-cho (Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery & Yoichi Fisheries Museum) and Shinsennuma (in Kyowa-cho). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Otaru Orgel Museum 2nd Building Antique, steep yourself in history at The Site of Temiya Line, and make a trip to JR Otaru Station.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Otaru itinerary planner.

Getting from Sapporo to Otaru by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In November in Otaru, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Otaru

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Yoichi-cho, Kida Kinjiro Museum of Art, Shinsennuma
Highlights from your plan
Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan ©
Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma

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