7 days in Japan, Changi & Hong Kong Itinerary

7 days in Japan, Changi & Hong Kong Itinerary

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7 days in Japan, Changi & Hong Kong Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Drive:  30 min
1
Changi, Singapore
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
2
Narita, Japan
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Kobe, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
5
Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Wakayama, Japan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8 h
7
Hong Kong, China
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
End: Singapore, Singapore

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day
Changi, Singapore

Changi ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Johore Battery.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Changi itinerary tool .

Singapore to Changi is an approximately half hour car ride. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Narita.

Things to do in Changi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Johore Battery ©
Johore Battery

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day
Narita, Japan

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
On the 24th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Naritasan Omote Sando, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jofuku-ji Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Narita route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Changi to Narita. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Changi in January, with highs in Narita at 11°C and lows at -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando

1
night
Tokyo, Japan

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 25th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Zojo-ji Temple, wander the streets of Yanaka, then take a stroll through Ueno, and finally explore the galleries of Kanda Myojin.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip website .

Traveling by bus from Narita to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Narita in January, Tokyo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kanda Myojin ©
Kanda Myojin
Yanaka ©
Yanaka
Ueno ©
Ueno

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night
Kobe, Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Maya, then admire the verdant scenery at Arima Onsen, and then examine the collection at Kawasaki Good Times World.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kobe tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Tokyo to Kobe by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Museums Spas Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kawasaki Good Times World ©
Kawasaki Good Times World
Mt. Maya
Mt. Maya
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen

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night
Osaka, Japan

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.
To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip builder site .

Osaka is very close to Kobe. In January, daytime highs in Osaka are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wakayama.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toji, Toshodai-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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night
Wakayama, Japan

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.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Wakayama Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kimiidera Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kimii-dera Shimbutsuden.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wakayama travel route builder site .

Take a train from Osaka to Wakayama in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Wakayama can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Wakayama

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kimiidera Temple ©
Kimiidera Temple
Wakayama Castle ©
Wakayama Castle

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Maritime Museum and then cool off at Repulse Bay Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hong Kong travel planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wakayama to Hong Kong. The time zone difference when traveling from Wakayama to Hong Kong is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wakayama in January: high temperatures in Hong Kong hover around 23°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hong Kong Maritime Museum ©
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Repulse Bay Beach ©
Repulse Bay Beach

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