57 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

57 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
— 3 nights
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Niigata, Japan
— 3 nights
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Shizuoka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Nagoya, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Nara, Japan
— 4 nights
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Osaka, Japan
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Kobe, Japan
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Himeji, Japan
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Okayama, Japan
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Hiroshima, Japan
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Kitakyushu, Japan
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Fukuoka, Japan
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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.
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum and Thian Hock Keng Temple will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Singapore Botanic Gardens and Battlebox. When in Singapore, make a side trip to see Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island, approximately Sentosa Island away. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Mariamman Temple, get great views at Fort Siloso Skywalk, and pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Singapore trip itinerary app.

Billund, Denmark to Singapore is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Billund to Singapore, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Singapore is much warmer than Billund - with highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Kōtoku-in. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba District and Ginza. Venture out of the city with trips to Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Hase-dera Temple). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Central Railway Station, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Tokyo takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Tokyo is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Sendai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Sendai, Japan

— 3 nights
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Visit Entsu-in Temple and Yamagata Retro Museum for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shiogama Shrine and Sendaijo Ato. Change things up with these side-trips from Sendai: Shiogama Seafood Market (in Shiogama), Yamagata (Risshaku-ji Temple & Large Ginkgo Tree in Yamadera) and Matsushima-machi (Matsushima Bay, Zuiganji, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Zuihoden, browse the different shops at S-Pal Sendai, explore the galleries of Aoba Castle Museum, and don't miss a visit to Sendai Station.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sendai holiday tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Sendai by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sendai: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Niigata.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · 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.
Get some historical perspective at Akatani Cycling Road and Niigata Gokoku Shrine. Yahiko Shrine and Enkinkan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niigata: Shibata Castle (in Shibata) and Yahiko-mura (Yahiko Park & Yahiko Station). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Ponshukan Niigata Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakusan Shrine, get to know the fascinating history of Yasuragitei, and enjoy breathtaking views from Befco Bakauke Observatory Room.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Niigata trip planner.

Take a train from Sendai to Niigata in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sendai in April, Niigata is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Niigata

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Shizuoka, Japan

— 3 nights
With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
Visit Kazurayama Castle Ruins and Kunozan Toshogu Shrine for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Mount Fuji and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Shizuoka side-trips: Atami (Kinomiya Shrine & Izusan Jinja Shrine) and Mishima Taisha (in Mishima). And it doesn't end there: stop by Kokkoan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shizuoka Sengen Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Shizuoka castle, and steep yourself in history at Higashi Gomon Gate.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Shizuoka trip planner.

Getting from Niigata to Shizuoka by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Niigata in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Shizuoka, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Nagoya, Japan

— 3 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
For shopping fun, head to Otsukaya Kurumamichi Honten or Oasis 21. Popular historic sites such as Nagoya Castle and Ise Grand Shrine are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Ise (Oharai-machi, Ise Shrine Geku, &more), Hikone (Ryotanji Temple, Hikone Castle, &more) and Inuyama (Inuyama Castle & Inuyama Jokamachi). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, enjoy breathtaking views from Nagoya TV Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Seinan Sumiyagura, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagoya day trip website.

Traveling by train from Shizuoka to Nagoya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Nagoya, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 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 some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nijo Castle and Ryoanji Temple. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagoya in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Nara, Japan

— 4 nights

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Todai-ji Temple and Nara Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo and Nara Family. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nara: Tenrikyo Church (in Tenri) and Sakurai (Hase-dera Temple & Mount Miwa). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yoshikien, make a trip to Daibutsuden, and examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Nara online travel route planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Nara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Nara. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Japan

— 4 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.
Head to Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Streetfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Osaka Castle and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Koya-cho (Mt. Koya, Koyasan Okunoin, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory, take a stroll through Minami (Namba), and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Osaka tour planner.

You can drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Nara in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Osaka, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kobe, Japan

— 4 nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Tokkosan Kaburaiji Temple and Kobe Muslim Mosque are in your itinerary. Head to Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) and Kobe Harborlandfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Kobe side-trips: Sumoto Castle (in Sumoto), Wakayama (Kamayama Shrine, Kimiidera Temple, &more) and Awaji (Izanagi Shrine & Awaji Highway Oasis). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ishoan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikuta Shrine, make a trip to Kobe Kitano Museum (Ijinkan), and pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Kobe Chuo Church.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kobe route website.

Getting from Osaka to Kobe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Osaka, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kobe, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Himeji.

Things to do in Kobe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Japan

— 3 nights
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Himeji Castle and Ikuno Ginzan will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Yamasa Kamaboko Yumesenkan and Piole Himeji. Get out of town with these interesting Himeji side-trips: Ako (Remains of Ako Castle, Ako Oishi Shrine, &more) and Asago (Takeda Castle Ruins & Ritsuun Gorge). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and get in on the family fun at Himeji Central Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Himeji sightseeing site.

Traveling by train from Kobe to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Okayama.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Okayama, Japan

— 3 nights
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mamekichi Hompo, Kurashiki and AEON MALL Mall Okayama. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ohara Museum of Art and Japanese Rural Toy Museum. Explore Okayama's surroundings by going to Kotohira-cho (Kotohira-gu Shrine Asahi no Yashiro, Kotohira-gu, &more), Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter (in Kurashiki) and Ritsurin Garden (in Takamatsu). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden, steep yourself in history at Odarayosemiya Ato, admire the masterpieces at Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kibitsu Shrine.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Okayama day trip tool.

You can take a train from Himeji to Okayama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Himeji in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Okayama, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Get some historical perspective at Itsukushima Shrine and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Do your shopping at Itsukushima Gekijyo and Kamiyacho. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Daishoin Temple). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and browse the different shops at Ekie.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima online trip planner.

You can take a train from Okayama to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Kitakyushu, Japan

— 3 nights
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
Get a sense of the local culture at Usajingu Shrine Jogu and Usa Shrine Gegu. Tokoji Temple Five Hundred Arhats and Kokura Castle will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Shimonoseki (Akama Shrine & Karato market), Akiyoshido (in Mine) and Usa (Usa Shrine Haraidokoro & Usajingu Shrine). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kyushu Railway History Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Mojimitsui Club, snap pictures at Blue Wing Moji, and stop by Mojiko Retro.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kitakyushu online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kitakyushu in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Kitakyushu are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fukuoka, Japan

— 3 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.
Dazaifu Tenman-gu and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Osakana Tengoku and Iwataya Hontenfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple & Tenkai Inari Shrine), Tosu Premium Outlets (in Tosu) and Ito Sai Sai (in Itoshima). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, and wander the streets of Nakasu District.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Kitakyushu to Fukuoka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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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.