9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Nagano
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Nozawaonsen-mura
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h
5
Nago
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, then look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Motomachi.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hakodate trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Hakodate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Hakodate to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
Hakodate Morning Market ©
Hakodate Morning Market
Hachimanzaka ©
Hachimanzaka

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stop by Asakusa and then take a stroll through Ginza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take a stroll through Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip website.

You can fly from Hakodate to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In December, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Hakodate - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21

1
night
Nagano

Nagano
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): head outdoors with Iizuna Kogen Ski Area and then buy something for everyone on your list at MIDORI 長野.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nagano trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in December, with highs in Nagano at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Nagano

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Iizuna Kogen Ski Area
Iizuna Kogen Ski Area
MIDORI 長野 ©
MIDORI 長野

1
night
Nozawaonsen-mura

Nozawaonsen-mura ©
Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort and then stop by Nozawa Onsen Early Morning Market (Asaichi).

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nozawaonsen-mura tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Nagano to Nozawaonsen-mura in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Nago.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Nozawa Onsen Early Morning Market (Asaichi) ©
Nozawa Onsen Early Morning Market (Asaichi)

2
nights
Nago

Nago ©
Developed as an upper-middle class tourist town in the northern part of Okinawa Island, Nago offers a wide range of leisure activities from swimming to exploration of ruins and rainforests.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Onna Station Nakayukui Market and then explore the striking landscape at Cape Zampa.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nago route planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nozawaonsen-mura to Nago. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Nozawaonsen-mura in December; daily highs in Nago reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nago

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cape Zampa, Onna Station Nakayukui Market
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Onna Station Nakayukui Market ©
Onna Station Nakayukui Market
Cape Zampa ©
Cape Zampa

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