11 days in Japan, Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

11 days in Japan, Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

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11 days in Japan, Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  8​h
1
Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h
3
Naniwa, Japan
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Nagoya, Japan
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore, Singapore


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1
night
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, then take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taipei Zoo and then take a stroll through Ximending.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Taipei trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Taipei is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or do a combination of flight and subway. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Taipei reach 29°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park ©
Ximending
Ximending

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nights
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, then see the interesting displays at Fengyi Academy, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ai He (Love River). On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Caishan Natural Park, don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, and then head off the coast to Cijin Island.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip maker .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Taipei to Kaohsiung takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. When traveling from Taipei in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kaohsiung: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Naniwa.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chimei Museum
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Cijin Island ©
Cijin Island
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

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day
Naniwa, Japan

Naniwa ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): shop like a local with Dotonbori, then get a taste of the local shopping with Minami (Namba), and then examine the collection at Kids Plaza Osaka.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naniwa trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kaohsiung to Naniwa with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaohsiung to Naniwa due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kaohsiung, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Naniwa, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Naniwa

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Osaka
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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 24th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Mt. Kurama, then examine the collection at Kyoto Railway Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, then don't miss a visit to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, and finally take a stroll through Pontocho.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Naniwa to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kamogawa River ©
Kamogawa River
Pontocho ©
Pontocho
Kyoto Railway Museum ©
Kyoto Railway Museum

2
nights
Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kinka, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nagoya TV Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): shop like a local with Sakae, take a stroll through Osu Shopping Street, and then see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nagoya trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in November, you will find days in Nagoya are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Mt. Kinka
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Mt. Kinka ©
Mt. Kinka
Sakae
Sakae

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