13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Kita
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Nara
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Kobe
— 1 day
train:  30​min
4
Himeji
— 1 day
train:  1​h
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore


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3
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 HEP FIVE, Grand Front Osaka, Umeda Sky Building, and other attractions you added.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kita visit planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kita is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kita due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in March, with highs in Kita at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Kifune Shrine, Minoo Park
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

1
day
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kashihara Jingu, Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Grand Shrine. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally identify plant and animal life at Nara Park.

Find out how to plan Nara trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Nara is just a stone's throw from Kita. In April, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kashihara Jingu
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

1
day
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 list of things to see and do now includes Arima Onsen, Kobe Harborland, Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shukugawa Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), then wander the streets of Kobe Harborland, and finally appreciate the views at Arima Onsen.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kobe trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Nara to Kobe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Shukugawa Park
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Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland
Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki) ©

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt. Takamikura as well as Kokoen Garden. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji trip itinerary planning app .

Himeji is just a stone's throw from Kobe. In April in Himeji, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mt. Takamikura
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You've now added Miyajima to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take a stroll through Kamiyacho, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Motoyasu River.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

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.
You've added Arashiyama, Gion, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Nijo Castle and Kamogawa River. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Kyoto Station Building and contemplate the long history of Mt. Kurama.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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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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