11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Hakone-machi
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tateyama-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and then make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip maker app .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakone-machi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in April; daily highs in Hakone-machi reach 15°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

3
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, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Imperial Palace.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip maker app .

Drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in April, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kanazawa, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Kanazawa

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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

1
night
Tateyama-machi

Tateyama-machi ©
The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Hotel Tateyama / Tateyama transmural light Terminal Co., Ltd. and then get outside with Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Tateyama-machi day trip website .

Drive from Kanazawa to Tateyama-machi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Tateyama-machi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

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Drive from Tateyama-machi to Kyoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Osaka

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): shop like a local with Dotonbori and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Ceramics and then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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