6 days in Japan Itinerary

6 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 1 night
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Niigata
— 1 night
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Nagano
— 1 night
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Karuizawa-machi
— Few hours
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Tokyo
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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
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.
On the 5th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyoto journey builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in October: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 27°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Niigata.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Niigata

Niigata ©
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, then take in the views from Bandai Bridge, then take in panoramic vistas at Befco Bakauke Observatory Room, and finally don't miss a visit to The Old Saito Residence.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Niigata trip tool.

Do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Niigata in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in October, you will find days in Niigata are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nagano.

Things to do in Niigata

Breweries & Distilleries
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Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery ©
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery
Bandai Bridge ©
Bandai Bridge

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Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nagano day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Niigata to Nagano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Karuizawa-machi.

Things to do in Nagano

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Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Togakushi Shrine Chusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Chusha

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Karuizawa-machi

Karuizawa-machi ©
The only city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, the resort town of Karuizawa-machi boasts clean air, impressive mountain scenery, and many outdoor activities and hot springs.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Stone Church.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Karuizawa-machi trip planning tool.

Take a train from Nagano to Karuizawa-machi in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Karuizawa-machi sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

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Stone Church ©
Stone Church

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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.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Karuizawa-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Karuizawa-machi in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

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