9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h
1
Nagoya
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Shirakawa-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Katsuyama
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Nara
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Nagoya
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h
End: Singapore

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Nagoya

Nagoya
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): browse the different shops at Uni Mall and then get a taste of the local shopping with Sakae.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya online trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Nagoya is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Nagoya is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in March; daily highs in Nagoya reach 13°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Nagoya

Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sakae
Sakae
Uni Mall ©
Uni Mall

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Shirakawa-mura

Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): wander the streets of Ogimachi.

Discover how to plan a Shirakawa-mura trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Nagoya to Shirakawa-mura in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Nagoya in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Shirakawa-mura, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Katsuyama.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ogimachi ©
Ogimachi
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Wada House ©
Wada House

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Katsuyama

Katsuyama ©
Katsuyama is a city located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Katsuyama itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Shirakawa-mura to Katsuyama takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Katsuyama

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine) ©
Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine)
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

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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 17th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden, make a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, get your game on at Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Ippodo Tea Kyoto, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, thensee the interesting displays at Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Drive from Katsuyama to Kyoto in 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Fun & Games Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sannenzaka Ninenzaka ©
Sannenzaka Ninenzaka
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

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night
Nara

Nara ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa, thenpick up a one of a kind souvenir at NaraKimono Rental Fuji, and finally look for gifts at Naramachi Johokan.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nara online holiday planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Nara are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Mt. Wakakusa ©
Mt. Wakakusa
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, explore the activities along Yamazaki River, explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, thenexamine the collection at Antarctic Research Ship Fuji, and finally meet the residents at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nagoya tour planning website.

Drive from Nara to Nagoya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank
Highlights from your plan
Yamazaki River ©
Yamazaki River
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

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