13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  10 h 30 min
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Wakayama
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kobe
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Nagasaki
— 1 night
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Kanazawa
— Few hours
Train:  3 h 30 min
7
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Singapore

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Japan as well as Dotombori. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gion and Sanjusangendo Temple. When in Osaka, make a side trip to see Ginkakuji Temple in Kyoto, approximately Kyoto away.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip app.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Singapore to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Osaka is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. You'll set off for Wakayama on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kyoto
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Dotombori ©
Dotombori

1
night
Wakayama

Wakayama ©
Split into two parts by the Kinokawa River, the city of Wakayama stands nestled in the eponymous plain, overlooked by a historic hilltop castle that was rebuilt after World War II.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Wakayama Castle, get in on the family fun at Porto Europe, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kuroshio Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kimiidera Temple.

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Getting from Osaka to Wakayama by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Wakayama sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Wakayama

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Wakayama Castle ©
Wakayama Castle
Kimiidera Temple ©
Kimiidera Temple
Porto Europe ©
Porto Europe

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): meet the residents at Kobe Animal Kingdom, get to know the resident critters at Kobe Oji Zoo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Kobe Chuo Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ikuta Shrine, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kobe travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Wakayama to Kobe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Kobe, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kobe

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kobe Animal Kingdom ©
Kobe Animal Kingdom
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Catholic Kobe Chuo Church ©
Catholic Kobe Chuo Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Kobe to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In January in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, then take a stroll through Shinchi Chinatown, then steep yourself in history at Glover Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Takashima Steamlined Gun.

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Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Shinchi Chinatown ©
Shinchi Chinatown
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

few
hours
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and then see the interesting displays at Ochaya Art Museum.

Plan my day in Kanazawa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nagasaki to Kanazawa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In January, Kanazawa is slightly colder than Nagasaki - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle

4
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will thrill your kids. Do some cultural sightseeing at Odaiba and Ginza. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Akihabara, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and shop like a local with Asakusa.

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Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Kanazawa in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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