10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h 15​min
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Singapore

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Arima Onsen and then admire the landmark architecture of Tsutenkaku. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then make a trip to Abeno Harukas, and then wander the streets of Dotonbori.

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Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Osaka is 1 hour. In November, Osaka is colder than Singapore - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Nature Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arima Onsen
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Arima Onsen
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori

4
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mt. Kurama and Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nijo Castle and Heian Shrine. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Gion, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera, hike along Philosopher's Walk, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

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Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo
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Mt. Kurama
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo City View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takao and then stroll through Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

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Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Mt. Takao, Enoshima Island
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Ueno
Enoshima Island

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