49 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

49 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
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Tsuchiura, Japan
— 6 nights
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Drive to Narita International Airport, Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Urahoro-cho
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Urahoro-cho, Japan
— 1 night
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Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Sendai Airport, Drive to Daisen
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Daisen, Japan
— 2 nights
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Niigata, Japan
— 3 nights
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Nagaoka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Drive to Niigata Airport, Fly to Kansai International Airport, Drive to Kumano
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Kumano, Japan
— 5 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 7 nights
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Hatsukaichi, Japan
— 5 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Singapore Changi
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Singapore, Singapore
— 7 nights
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Tokyo, Japan

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama), Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more) and Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo attractions planning tool.

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Tokyo is 14 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Tokyo at 50°F and lows at 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tsuchiura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Tsuchiura, Japan

— 6 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tsuchiura: Oarai-machi (Oarai Isosaki Shrine & Kamiiso no Torii), Narita (Komikado Shrine, Narita International Airport Terminal 1, &more) and Sun Green Asahi (in Hokota).

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tsuchiura trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Tsuchiura takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Tokyo in January, plan for slightly colder days in Tsuchiura, with highs around 44°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Urahoro-cho.

Things to do in Tsuchiura

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Urahoro-cho, Japan

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Urahoro Shrine, then make a trip to Kobu Kariiashi Lookouts, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Urahoro Rushin Onsen.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Urahoro-cho vacation maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tsuchiura to Urahoro-cho. Traveling from Tsuchiura in January, expect nights in Urahoro-cho to be much colder, around 21°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Daisen.

Things to do in Urahoro-cho

Spas · Historic Sites · Baths
Highlights from your trip

Daisen, Japan

— 2 nights
Daisen is a city in Akita Prefecture, Japan.As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 83,137, and a population density of 95.9 persons per km2. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): wander the streets of Samurai District, get engrossed in the history at Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ando Jozo Brewery Honten, and finally examine the collection at Yokote Masuda Manga Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Kamioka Gakuyukan Museum, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Kainosawa Onsen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karamatsu Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Sato Mataroku House.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Daisen online tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Urahoro-cho to Daisen. When traveling from Urahoro-cho in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Daisen, with highs around 34°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Niigata.

Things to do in Daisen

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Niigata, Japan

— 3 nights
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shibata (Akatani Cycling Road & Ichishima Sake Brewery), Aga-machi (Syogunsugi & Mikawaonsen Ski Areas) and Gosen (Sakihana Onsen & Muramatsu Park). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, contemplate the waterfront views at Fukushima-gata, get engrossed in the history at Northern Culture Museum, and stop by Ponshukan Niigata Station.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Niigata sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Daisen to Niigata in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Daisen in January, expect Niigata to be somewhat warmer, temps between 40°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nagaoka.

Things to do in Niigata

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas

Side Trips

Nagaoka, Japan

— 4 nights
Nagaoka is a city located in the central part of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Get out of town with these interesting Nagaoka side-trips: Minamiaizu-machi (Aizukogen Daikura Ski Area & Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Area), Suhara Ski Area (in Uonuma) and Tsuru no Yu (in Mishima-machi). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Yoshinokawa Sake Brewery Museum Hisagotei, go for a walk through Shounsanso, play a few rounds at Nakago Green Park, and take a stroll around Ao-re Nagaoka.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nagaoka trip planner.

You can drive from Niigata to Nagaoka in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Nagaoka are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kumano.

Things to do in Nagaoka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Kumano, Japan

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Osugi Canyon (in Odai-cho), Kumano Kodo Magose Pass (in Kihoku-cho) and Takinomiya (in Taiki-cho).

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kumano visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Nagaoka to Kumano with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nagaoka in February; daily highs in Kumano reach 51°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kumano

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Osaka, Japan

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, &more), Jishu Shrine (in Otsu) and Nishinomiya (Nishinomiya Shrine & Koshikiiwa Shrine). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka trip builder website.

Getting from Kumano to Osaka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kumano in February since evenings lows in Osaka dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Japan

— 5 nights
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Get out of town with these interesting Hatsukaichi side-trips: Kanyoji Temple (in Shunan), Ryuunji Temple (in Hamada) and Masuda (Manpukuji Temple, Kakinomoto Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taikodani Inari Shrine, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hatsukaichi travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Hatsukaichi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. February in Hatsukaichi sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Singapore, Singapore

— 7 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Take a break from Singapore with a short trip to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island, about 32 minutes away. Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Singapore Zoo, wander the streets of Chinatown, and appreciate the history behind Merlion Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Singapore trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hatsukaichi to Singapore takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, Singapore is warmer than Hatsukaichi - with highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Tokachi-gun travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Landmarks · Onsen Resorts