7 days in Japan, Changi & Hong Kong Itinerary

7 days in Japan, Changi & Hong Kong Itinerary

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Changi, Singapore
— 1 day
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Drive to Singapore Changi Airport, Fly to Narita International Airport, Drive to Narita
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Narita, Japan
— 1 day
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Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
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Kobe, Japan
— 1 night
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Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
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Wakayama, Japan
— 1 night
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Drive to Kansai International Airport, Fly to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Drive to Hong Kong
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Hong Kong, China
— 1 night
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Changi, Singapore

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Johore Battery.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Changi trip planner.

Singapore to Changi is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a subway; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Narita.

Things to do in Changi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Narita, Japan

— 1 day
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Naritasan Omote Sando, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jofuku-ji Temple.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Narita tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Changi to Narita with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Changi to Narita is 1 hour. Traveling from Changi in January, expect Narita to be much colder, temps between 11°C and -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites

Tokyo, Japan

— 1 night
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 25th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, then take a stroll through Yanaka District, then wander the streets of Ueno District, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planner.

You can drive from Narita to Tokyo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Narita in January since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kobe.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Kobe, Japan

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Maya, soak in some Japanese tradition at Arima Onsen, and then examine the collection at Kawasaki Good Times World.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kobe trip planning website.

You can fly from Tokyo to Kobe in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January in Kobe, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Museums · Baths · Nature

Osaka, Japan

— 1 night
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.
To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kobe to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Osaka, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wakayama.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wakayama, Japan

— 1 night
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. On a tour of Wakayama, you'll have the chance to take day trips to the prefecture's numerous natural and historic sights, as the town has good connections and also provides easy access to Osaka and Nara.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Wakayama Castle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kimiidera Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Wakayama trip site.

Getting from Osaka to Wakayama by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Wakayama

Historic Sites

Hong Kong, China

— 1 night

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Maritime Museum and then kick back and relax at Repulse Bay Beach.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wakayama to Hong Kong. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, Hong Kong is somewhat warmer than Wakayama - with highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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.