10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  10​h
1
Hiroshima
— 1 day
train:  1​h
2
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kanazawa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 16th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, then don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, Hiroshima is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden, then make a trip to Himeji Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Himeji trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Another option is to drive. April in Himeji sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jishu Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Chishaku-in Meisho Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Gion.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and finally steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kyoto in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Kanazawa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

4
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in April since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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