14 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

14 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

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14 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h 45​min
1
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kita, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore, Singapore


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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gion and Nijo-jo Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tofuku-ji Temple and Walking tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, get great views at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kyoto day trip tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Kyoto is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Kyoto: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

2
nights
Kita, Japan

Kita ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then take some stellar pictures from Tempozan Ferris Wheel, then wander the streets of Minami (Namba), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kita online trip maker .

You can drive from Kyoto to Kita in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kita can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Minato Mirai 21 and Omotesando. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Urayasu to see Ikspiari about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ginza, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, don't miss a visit to Kitchen Town (Kappabashi), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kita to Tokyo. In December in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ikspiari, Minato Mirai 21
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Minato Mirai 21 ©
Minato Mirai 21
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

3
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bukhansan National Park and Gwanghuimun. Visit Cheonggyecheon Stream and Deoksugung for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Myeongdong Shopping Street, step into the grandiose world of Changdeokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, and get a sense of history and politics at Seoul City Hall.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seoul online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Seoul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in December, with highs in Seoul at 3°C and lows at -5°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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