29 days in Japan Itinerary

29 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Osaka
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Nagoya
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Hamamatsu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Gotemba
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Atami
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Singapore

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji (Shoshazan Engyoji & Himeji Castle) and Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Arashiyama, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and soak in some Japanese tradition at SpaWorld.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Osaka reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Himeji, Motoibarakigawa Ryokuchi Park
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

4
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Attractions like Hotel Shima Spain Mura and Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Nagoya to go to Ise and see Ise Grand Shrine, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, get to know the resident critters at Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND Japan.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nagoya trip itinerary site.

Take a train from Osaka to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Osaka in December: highs in Nagoya hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hamamatsu.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ise Grand Shrine, Hotel Shima Spain Mura
Highlights from your plan
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Hotel Shima Spain Mura ©
Hotel Shima Spain Mura

3
nights
Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu ©
An important industrial hub with a sizable immigrant population from South America, Hamamatsu has developed a taste for international cuisine and arts.
Bring the kids along to Maruu Toyama Farm and Rengejiike Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamamatsu: Kakegawa Kachouen (in Kakegawa) and Mt. Konpira (in Fujieda). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Hamanako Palpal, take in nature's colorful creations at Hamanako Garden Park, and make a trip to Shouintei.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hamamatsu holiday planner.

Take a train from Nagoya to Hamamatsu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nagoya in December: high temperatures in Hamamatsu hover around 13°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gotemba.

Things to do in Hamamatsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fujieda, Kakegawa Kachouen
Highlights from your plan
Kakegawa Kachouen ©
Kakegawa Kachouen
Hamanako Garden Park ©
Hamanako Garden Park
Hamanako Palpal ©
Hamanako Palpal

3
nights
Gotemba

Gotemba ©
Trips to Gotemba, a city at the foot of Mount Fuji, offer plenty of opportunities to admire Japan's most famous natural feature.
Family-friendly places like Mount Fuji and Fureai Pool Tamaho will thrill your kids. Explore Gotemba's surroundings by going to Fuji (Imamiya Tea Plantation & Tago no Tsuki Honten) and Inoue Sake Brewery (in Oi-machi). There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course, take in panoramic vistas at Gotemba Municipal Management Station South Parking Lot Observation Deck, and trek along Gotemba Trail Shingogome.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gotemba trip builder site.

Getting from Hamamatsu to Gotemba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hamamatsu in December, you will find days in Gotemba are little chillier (8°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Atami.

Things to do in Gotemba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fuji, Mount Fuji, Inoue Sake Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji

4
nights
Atami

Atami ©
With Atami's relative proximity to the nation's capital, this beach resort town draws its fair share of visitors--though holidays in Atami are not just a matter of convenience.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Kawaguchi and The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Atami: Izu (Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji, Cycle Sports Center, &more), Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) & Hakone Kowakien Yunessun) and Oshino Omiya Bridge (in Oshino-mura). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ikeda museum of 20th century art, contemplate the long history of Kokokuji Castle, and stop by Kamatsuru Himono Honten, Atami Ginzadori.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Atami trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Gotemba to Atami by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Atami, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Atami

Theme Parks Parks Spas

Side Trips

Izu, Hakone-machi, Ikeda museum of 20th century art, Oshino Omiya Bridge, Kokokuji Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Ikeda museum of 20th century art ©
Ikeda museum of 20th century art
Cycle Sports Center ©
Cycle Sports Center

7
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.
Family-friendly places like Tokyo Disneyland and Meiji Jingu Shrine will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Atami to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Atami in January, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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