12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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12 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  6​h
1
Izumisano
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Sakai
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Iga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kita
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Kobe
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore


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1
night
Izumisano

Izumisano
Tourists usually visit Izumisano for its proximity to the massive Kansai International Airport.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Izumisano driving holiday website .

Singapore, Singapore to Izumisano is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Izumisano, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Izumisano hover around 19°C and lows are around 13°C. You will leave for Sakai on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Izumisano

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sakai

Sakai ©
Known as a prominent medieval seaport, and for its keyhole burial mounds and Samurai swords, the bayside city of Sakai boasts plenty of attractions.
To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sakai itinerary planner .

You can drive from Izumisano to Sakai in an hour. November in Sakai sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Sakai

Historic Sites
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Daisenryo Ancient Tomb ©
Daisenryo Ancient Tomb

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sannenzaka Ninenzaka as well as Arashiyama. On the 10th (Sat), make a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka and then get a taste of the local shopping with Kyoto Station Building. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle and then go for a walk through Arashiyama.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planning site .

Getting from Sakai to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Iga.

Things to do in Kyoto

Shopping Historic Sites
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Kyoto Station Building ©
Kyoto Station Building
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

3
nights
Iga

Iga ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yabutcha as well as Iga-ryu Ninja Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ueno Castle and Haiseiden.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Iga day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Iga takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 15th (Thu), you're off toKita.

Things to do in Iga

Historic Sites Spas Baths
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Iga Ueno Castle ©
Iga Ueno Castle
Moku Moku Farm ©
Moku Moku Farm
Iga-ryu Ninja Museum ©
Iga-ryu Ninja Museum

2
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Castle as well as Minoo Park. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Minami (Namba), then take a stroll through Dotonbori, and finally contemplate the long history of Osaka City Central Hall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kita online trip maker .

You can drive from Iga to Kita in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kobe.

Things to do in Kita

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Minoo Park
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kobe Animal Kingdom, Mitsui Outlet Park Marine Pia Kobe and Arima Onsen. Explore hidden gems such as Kobe Harborland and Kobe Harborland umie. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rokko, buy something for everyone on your list at Rokko Garden Terrace, explore and take pictures at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, and see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kobe online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Kita to Kobe takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Kobe are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Shopping Parks Nature
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Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen
Mt. Rokko ©
Mt. Rokko
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland

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