11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 2 nights
2
Toyooka
— 1 night
3
Asago
— 1 night
4
Himeji
— 1 night
5
Kobe
— 1 night
6
Osaka
— 3 nights

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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.
Bring the kids along to Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Arashiyama. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Yase Momiji no Komichi, and take in the pleasant sights at Gion.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary builder site.

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Kyoto is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Toyooka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Asahiyaki
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Kinosaki Marine World, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Street of Kinosaki Onsen, and finally walk around Genbudo Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Toyooka, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Toyooka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Kyoto in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Toyooka, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Asago.

Things to do in Toyooka

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas
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Kinosaki Marine World ©
Kinosaki Marine World
Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen
Onsen Resorts

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night
Asago

Asago ©
Asago is a city located in northern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.The modern city of Asago was established on April 1, 2005, from the merger of the former town of Asago absorbing the towns of Ikuno, Santō and Wadayama (all from Asago District).As of April 30, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 31,248, with 12,355 households, and a population density of 82.52 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Ikuno Ginzan, get outside with Ritsuun Gorge, and then steep yourself in history at Takeda Castle Ruins.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Asago trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Toyooka to Asago takes an hour. December in Asago sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Himeji.

Things to do in Asago

Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Takeda Castle Ruins ©
Takeda Castle Ruins

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle and then find something for the whole family at Taiyo Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Himeji trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asago to Himeji in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Asago in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kobe.

Things to do in Himeji

Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Taiyo Park ©
Taiyo Park
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nagoyama Reien Busharito ©
Nagoyama Reien Busharito

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Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): soak in some Japanese tradition at Arima Onsen, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kobe Oji Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kobe Port Tower, and finally wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kobe online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Himeji to Kobe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Kobe sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Spas · Baths · Zoos & Aquariums
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Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen
Kobe Oji Zoo ©
Kobe Oji Zoo
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a stroll through Dotombori District and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Osaka tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kobe to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Osaka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe

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