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.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and then don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi online holiday planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakone-machi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Hakone-machi is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in April, expect Hakone-machi to be colder, temps between 15°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Nature Museums Parks
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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: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tokyo visit site .

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

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

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): make a trip to Omicho Market, steep yourself in history at Higashichaya Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, walk around Kenrokuen Garden, then don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kanazawa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tokyo to Kanazawa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, Kanazawa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 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

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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 head outdoors with Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tateyama-machi online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Tateyama-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Tateyama-machi are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Outdoors Trails Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker website .

You can drive from Tateyama-machi to Kyoto in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can 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.
On the 23rd (Tue), shop like a local with Dotonbori and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Ceramics and then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka online road trip planner .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they 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 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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