28 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

28 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
2
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
4
Kanazawa, Japan
— 2 nights
5
Toyama, Japan
— 1 night
6
Yuzawa-machi, Japan
— 4 nights
7
Yamanakako-mura, Japan
— 1 night
8
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 2 nights
9
Tokyo, Japan
— 9 nights

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, thenwander the streets of Chinatown, and then see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at River Safari and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Singapore day trip website.

Perth, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Perth in January since evenings lows in Singapore dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

2
nights
Osaka, Japan

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 21st (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally visit Dotombori District.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Osaka takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, Osaka is colder than Singapore - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple 3 Storey Tower.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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nights
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, thenstep into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. On the next day, make a trip to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, contemplate the long history of Shima, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, don't miss a visit to Higashiyama Higashi Chaya District, thenmake a trip to Omicho Market, and finally admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip maker tool.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Toyama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

1
night
Toyama, Japan

Toyama
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Toyama driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Toyama by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In January, daytime highs in Toyama are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 28th (Thu), you're off to Yuzawa-machi.

Things to do in Toyama

Historic Sites Parks Museums

4
nights
Yuzawa-machi, Japan

Yuzawa-machi ©
It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kagura Ski Resort and Ponshukan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yuzawa-machi: Nozawaonsen-mura (Thermal Spas & Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort), Iiyama (Amidado & Kosuge Shrine) and Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort (in Minamiuonuma). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Naspa Ski Garden, get outside with Iwappara Ski Resort, and take in the dramatic natural features at Yuzawa Kogen.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yuzawa-machi trip maker.

Traveling by combination of train and car from Toyama to Yuzawa-machi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Yamanakako-mura.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nozawaonsen-mura, Iiyama, Mt.Tairatsupyo, Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Naeba Ski Resort ©
Naeba Ski Resort
Naspa Ski Garden ©
Naspa Ski Garden
Gangidori ©
Gangidori

1
night
Yamanakako-mura, Japan

Yamanakako-mura ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland and then get outside with Mountaineering Gear Rental Shop La Mont.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yamanakako-mura trip planning app.

You can drive from Yuzawa-machi to Yamanakako-mura in 4 hours. In February in Yamanakako-mura, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Yamanakako-mura

Theme Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Fuji-Q Highland, Mountaineering Gear Rental Shop La Mont
Highlights from your plan
Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland

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nights
Hakone-machi, Japan

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Bring the kids along to The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Owaku-dani Valley. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), take a memorable tour with Tours, take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, and cool off at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi tour planning website.

Getting from Yamanakako-mura to Hakone-machi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Hakone-machi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Spas Theme Parks Baths
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

9
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Tower. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, stop by Odaiba District, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online route planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Tokyo by combination of bus and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in February, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

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