31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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31 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  6​h
1
Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Tateyama
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Koya-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Wakayama
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
7
Kobe
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
8
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore

5
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.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at SpaWorld.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka online sightseeing planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Osaka. In September, Osaka is a bit cooler than Singapore - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tateyama.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

4
nights
Tateyama

Tateyama ©
Tateyama is a city located in southern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Explore Tateyama's surroundings by going to Oshima Island (in Sakai) and Mt. Mihara (in Oshima-machi). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hojo Beach, stroll around Shiroyama Park, delve into the distant past at Akayama Underground Ruins, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kembutsu Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tateyama trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Osaka to Tateyama with the Route module. When traveling from Osaka in September, plan for little chillier days in Tateyama, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tateyama

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mt. Mihara, Oshima Island
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Mihara ©
Mt. Mihara
Hojo Beach ©
Hojo Beach
Awa Jinja ©
Awa Jinja

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
See even more of Osaka: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to HEP FIVE観覧車, examine the collection at Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, and take in panoramic vistas at Tsutenkaku.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tateyama to Osaka. When traveling from Tateyama in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Osaka, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Abeno Harukas ©
Abeno Harukas
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)

4
nights
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koya-cho: Tanizeno Tsuribashi (in Totsukawa-mura) and Onigajo (in Kumano).

To find out how to plan a trip to Koya-cho, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Osaka to Koya-cho by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wakayama.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tanizeno Tsuribashi, 十丈峠 Kumano Kodo Trail, Onigajo
Highlights from your plan
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple

4
nights
Wakayama

Wakayama ©
Split into two parts by the Kinokawa River, the city of Wakayama stands nestled in the eponymous plain, overlooked by a historic hilltop castle that was rebuilt after World War II.
Wakayama is known for historic sites, shopping, theme parks, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Site of Miyama Batttery, explore the ancient world of Kii Fudoki No Oka Museum of Archaeology and Folklore, step off the mainland to explore Tomogashima, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kimiidera Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Wakayama trip planning app .

Getting from Koya-cho to Wakayama by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Wakayama

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wakayama Castle ©
Wakayama Castle
Tomogashima Island ©
Tomogashima Island
Kimiidera Temple ©
Kimiidera Temple

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Mint Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tennoji Zoo, then buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Front Osaka, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Shin Umeda City. On your second day here, wander the streets of Nipponbashi Denden Town, don't miss a visit to Ikuno Korea Town, then have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka, then get a taste of the local shopping with Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street, and finally stop by Ichimonji Chuki.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

Take a train from Wakayama to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Front Osaka ©
Grand Front Osaka
Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka
Shin Umeda City ©
Shin Umeda City

5
nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Kobe is known for parks, historic sites, nature, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, tour the pleasant surroundings at Suma Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokkosan Kaburaiji Temple, and examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kobe trip maker tool .

Kobe is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In September, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens ©
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Explore Osaka further: shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Main Store, take a stroll through America Mura, browse the range of quality goods at Osaka Station City, and buy something for everyone on your list at Universal City Walk Osaka.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kobe. Expect little chillier evenings in Osaka when traveling from Kobe in October, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Station City ©
Osaka Station City
Universal City Walk Osaka ©
Universal City Walk Osaka
Osaka tenmangu shrine ©
Osaka tenmangu shrine

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