29 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

29 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Karuizawa-machi, Japan
— 2 nights
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Tateyama-machi, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hakusan, Japan
— 2 nights
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Takayama, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kagoshima, Japan
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan

— 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and then examine the collection at Samurai Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip maker app.

Darwin, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Darwin in November, things will get cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Karuizawa-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums

Karuizawa-machi, Japan

— 2 nights
The only city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, the resort town of Karuizawa-machi boasts clean air, impressive mountain scenery, and many outdoor activities and hot springs.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Kyukaruizawa Ginza-dori, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shiraito Falls, and then browse the different shops at Karuizawa prince shopping plaza. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Ueda Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Karuizawa Kogen Church, and then appreciate the history behind Stone Church.

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You can drive from Tokyo to Karuizawa-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in November; daily highs in Karuizawa-machi reach 14°C and lows reach 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Tateyama-machi, Japan

— 2 nights
The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Shomyo Falls, cruise along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, explore the activities along Kurobe Lake, then see human ingenuity at work at Kurobe Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kurobedaira Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Bijodaira, take in the pleasant sights at Yuki no Otani (Snow Wall), go for a walk through Daikanbo, contemplate the waterfront views at Mikurigaike Pond, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Tateyama, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tateyama-machi online day trip planner.

Getting from Karuizawa-machi to Tateyama-machi by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In November in Tateyama-machi, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 6°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Hakusan.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Hakusan, Japan

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tedorigawa Dam. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, then contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, and finally admire the engineering at Tedorigawa Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakusan, take in breathtaking views at Tedori Gorge, get outside with Shishiku Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkengu Shrine, and finally take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hakusan trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tateyama-machi to Hakusan takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Takayama.

Things to do in Hakusan

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Takayama, Japan

— 2 nights
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
On the 16th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Tenshukakau Observatory, then learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), then stop by Sanmachi Suji, and finally see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall.

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Getting from Hakusan to Takayama by car takes about 2.5 hours. November in Takayama sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Get outdoors at Yase Momiji no Komichi and Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Daimonji, take a stroll through Gion, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto vacation planner.

Getting from Takayama to Kyoto by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for Kagoshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Kagoshima, Japan

— 3 nights

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Visiting Sakurajima and Mt. Shiroyama will get you outdoors. Nagashima Museum and Kirishima Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Kagoshima side-trips: Minamikyushu (Chiran Samurai Residence Garden & Chiran Peace Museum). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Sengan-en, admire the landmark architecture of Tsukiyomi Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kagoshima Kenritsu Yoshino Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kagoshima trip website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kagoshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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 24th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ogonzan and then admire the landmark architecture of Peace Clock Tower. On your second day here, make a trip to Okonomimura, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Setonaikai.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima online vacation builder.

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Osaka, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Mt. Koya and Nara Park. Get some cultural insight at Osaka Castle and Dotombori District. Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Nigatsu-do Temple (in Nara) and Koyasan Okunoin (in Koya-cho). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Osaka driving holiday site.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Marina Bay and The Southern Ridges. Get a sense of the local culture at Chinatown and The Intan. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, and head outdoors with City Scoot.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Singapore online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Singapore takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Osaka to Singapore, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Singapore is much hotter than Osaka - with highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Museums

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.

Ishikawa Prefecture travel guide

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Gardens · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Ishikawa Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on Honshu island. The capital is Kanazawa.HistoryIshikawa was formed in 1872 from the merger of Kaga Province and the smaller Noto Province.GeographyIshikawa is on the Sea of Japan coast. The northern part of the prefecture consists of the narrow Noto Peninsula, while the southern part is wider and consists mostly of mountains with the prefecture's chief city, Kanazawa, located in the coastal plain. The prefecture also has some islands, including Notojima, Mitsukejima, Hegurajima., 13% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Hakusan National Park; Echizen-Kaga Kaigan and Noto Hantō Quasi-National Parks; and five Prefectural Natural Parks.CitiesEleven cities are located in Ishikawa Prefecture:HakuiHakusanKagaKahoku Kanazawa (capital)KomatsuNanaoNonoichi NomiSuzuWajima

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