12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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12 days in Japan Itinerary

Singapore
Fly + subway + train:  11​h 30​min
Hiroshima
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Singapore

1
day
Hiroshima

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hiroshima. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Hiroshima at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Sightseeing Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Castle

5
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.
Let the collections at Museum of Oriental Ceramics and Kyoto International Manga Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nara Park and Dotonbori. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Tōdai-ji & Naramachi). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Gion, trek along Philosopher's Walk, get great views at Sagano, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Sightseeing Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka
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Fushimi Inari Taisha
Kiyomizu-dera
Nijo Castle

3
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.
Head to Tsukiji Market and Asakusafor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ginza and Akihabara. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Akiba Fukurou, wander the streets of Odaiba, and kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in November, Tokyo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Sightseeing Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Tsukiji Market
Tokyo National Museum
Ginza

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