9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi + train:  4​h
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Kyoto
— 4 nights
+3
train + foot + train + Fly:  11​h
Singapore

3
days
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.
Get some historical perspective at Tokyo National Museum and Tokyo Central Railway Station. Ginza and Asakusa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tsukiji Market, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and get your game on at Akiba Fukurou.

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Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Tokyo reach 19°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Himeji.

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The Tsukiji Market ©
The Tsukiji Market
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Ginza ©
Ginza

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji.

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Fly from Tokyo to Himeji in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Himeji are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Kokoen Garden ©
Kokoen Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

4
days
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.
Get outdoors at Nara Park and Philosopher's Walk. Get some historical perspective at Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotonbori (in Osaka) and Tōdai-ji (in Nara). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari Taisha, and steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine.

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Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Fushimi Inari Taisha ©
Fushimi Inari Taisha
Kiyomizu-dera ©
Kiyomizu-dera
Nijo-jo Castle ©
Nijo-jo Castle

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