30 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

30 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Sendai, Japan
— 2 nights
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Sapporo, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Matsuyama, Japan
— 3 nights
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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.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Gardens by the Bay, wander the streets of Chinatown, and get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Singapore road trip planning website.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Singapore is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Christchurch to Singapore, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in April: high temperatures in Singapore hover around 39°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo, Japan

— 5 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.
Have a day of magic on the 8th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

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Traveling by flight from Singapore to Tokyo takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Tokyo is colder than Singapore - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sendai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Sendai, Japan

— 2 nights
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Sendai City Museum, explore the historical opulence of Aoba Castle Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Zuihoden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Entsu-in Temple, then take in the waterfront activity at Matsushima Bay, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zuiganji.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sendai trip app.

Getting from Tokyo to Sendai by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sendai: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Sapporo.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Sapporo, Japan

— 2 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the activities along Otaru Canal, walk around Odori Park, then make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, and finally get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town. On your second day here, get great views at Sapporo TV Tower, don't miss a visit to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, take a stroll through Susukino, then take in panoramic vistas at Okurayama Lookout, and finally examine the collection at Miyabe Kingo Memorial Building.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Sendai to Sapporo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sendai in April, with highs in Sapporo at 9°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Kanazawa, Japan

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 15th (Sat), learn the tricks of the trade with In Kanazawa House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, then steep yourself in history at Higashichaya Old Town, and finally make a trip to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Sapporo in April, you will find days in Kanazawa are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heian Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kyoto day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Hiroshima, Japan

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima sightseeing website.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Fukuoka, Japan

— 2 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Ohorikoen Japanese Garden, go for a walk through Ohori Park, then stroll around Maizuru Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, walk around Higashihirao Park, admire the natural beauty at Komyozen-ji Temple, then stop by Mameya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Matsuyama, Japan

— 3 nights
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Explore Matsuyama's surroundings by going to Imabari (Towel Museum, Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, walk around Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle), take in the spiritual surroundings of Isaniwa Shrine, and make a trip to Dogo Onsen Station.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Matsuyama day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Fukuoka to Matsuyama in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Osaka.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Baths

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and finally admire the striking features of Kuchu Teien Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Dotombori District, take in the pleasant sights at Ukiyokoji Street, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip site.

You can fly from Matsuyama to Osaka in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.

Tohoku travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Bodies of Water
Long a poor rural area known for its harsh climate, Tohoku remained off the tourist radar for most of modern Japanese history. Today, tourism in Tohoku remains refreshingly subdued, offering the chance to discover some of the country's finest natural scenery without the crowds. The area encompasses many scenic hot springs, developed ski areas, picturesque lakes, and historic castles and former samurai residences. Tohoku also serves as an ideal spot for that quintessential Japanese activity, the cherry blossom viewing: the trees bloom later here than elsewhere in the country, making the region a great alternative if you arrive a bit late in the season.

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.

Chubu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
In the middle of Japan's largest island, the region of Chubu remains best known for its picturesque natural scenery and numerous hot springs. The region contains the rugged Japanese Alps, which separate the country's sunny Pacific from the snowy Sea of Japan side. Thanks to this high mountain range, most vacations in Chubu include skiing in the cold months and hiking in the warmer part of the year. Don't miss a tour of Mount Fuji, Japan's enduring symbol and a hugely popular attraction, both for climbing and viewing. When you need to add some urban flair to your Chubu itinerary, the large city of Nagoya holds plenty of appeal with museums, shrines, and parks.

Kansai travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
The center of Japan's military and political power for many centuries, the region of Kinki (or Kansai) contains most of the country's major cities. The majority of vacations in Kinki begin in Kyoto--the Japanese capital for nearly 1,000 years. This old city with a modern flare contains hundreds of ancient temples, 13 of which claim spots on the World Heritage List. Kinki's attractions stretch beyond just historical shrines and temples--the area's big claim to fame is its outstanding cuisine and a range of outdoor activities and shopping options. Convenient train routes linking three major regional centers--Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto--make sightseeing in Kinki easy and pleasant.

Chugoku travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
The western portion of the island of Honshu, Chugoku features two distinct seacoasts. The area along the Seto Inland Sea represents one of Japan's most industrialized and urbanized sections, while the coastline lapped by the Sea of Japan remains more rural--as well as less touristy. Both areas offer plenty of vacation ideas in Chugoku, with pilgrimages to see over 30 historic temples among the most popular things to do here. The region also contains Hiroshima, which is not only the site of the infamous atomic bombing, but also a modern urban center with a busy nightlife and a cosmopolitan atmosphere that appeals to foreign tourists.

Kyushu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Enthusiastic shutterbugs and lovers of all things picturesque often choose to tour Kyushu-Okinawa on one of the island's epic train trips, leading through a landscape shaped by thousands of years of volcanic activity. With mild winters, warm summers, and plenty of developed beaches, the region offers a wealth of marine sports and recreation. Those with relaxation on their mind take a vacation in Kyushu-Okinawa for a chance to explore some of Japan's finest onsens, in which pristine nature meets modern amenities for an unforgettable tourist experience.

Shikoku travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Castles
Spiritual Island
The smallest of Japan's four main islands, Shikoku remains one of the country's forgotten tourist destinations, still considered little more than a rural backwater. Despite this reputation, the island boasts numerous notable temples and outstanding hiking areas, sure to satisfy nature lovers and those looking to add a bit of culture to their visit. Shikoku tourism gets a boost from its famed "88 Temple Route," appealing to pilgrims seeking spiritual perfection, as well as pristine natural scenery of picturesque rivers and majestic mountains. Thanks to the area's rugged but easily accessible wilderness, some of the most popular things to do in Shikoku include hiking, kayaking, surfing, climbing, and sailing.