8 days in North Korea & Japan Itinerary

8 days in North Korea & Japan Itinerary

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Pyongyang, North Korea
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights

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Pyongyang, North Korea

Pyongyang ©

Capital of Willows

Built from the ground up after the Korean War, Pyongyang impresses with its Soviet-era buildings and monuments to modern leadership.
On the 12th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Kim Il-sung Square, make a trip to Geumsusan Memorial Palace, then pause for some photo ops at Triumphal Arch, then contemplate the long history of Tanjun Mausoleum, and finally appreciate the history behind Mansudae Grand Monument.

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Singapore, Singapore to Pyongyang is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Pyongyang. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Historic Sites
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Monument
Triumphal Arch
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Tokyo, Japan

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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 14th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Tokyo holiday planner.

Getting from Pyongyang to Tokyo by flight takes about 11 hours. In November, daytime highs in Tokyo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites
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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
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Kyoto, Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then wander the streets of Gion. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shinnyodo Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Must see
Kinkaku-ji
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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.
On the 17th (Tue), take a stroll through Dotombori District and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Osaka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Castle
Osaka Castle
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
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