14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
3
Nara
— 1 day
Train:  1 h
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Kobe
— 2 nights
Bus + 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 list of things to see and do now includes Kuromon Market, Sunset Owl Cafe, Shitennoji, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Mint Museum and Midosuji Street. There's much more to do: walk around Kemasakuranomiya Park, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Tsutenkaku, and take a stroll through Dotonbori.

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Singapore, Singapore to Osaka 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. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, Osaka is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), then steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and then stop by Gion.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto tour itinerary planning app .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Gion
Gion
Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki) ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, and finally explore the galleries of Nara National Museum.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nara trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nara, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Isuien Garden ©
Isuien Garden

4
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Togetsukyo Bridge, Heian Shrine, Tenryuji Temple, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ninna-ji Temple and Kamigamo Shrine. Explore Kyoto further: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River.

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You can take a train from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Nara in April, Kyoto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kobe.

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Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple

2
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 Arima Onsen, Higashi Yuenchi Park, Yuzuruha Shrine, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as UCC Coffee Museum and Suma Aqualife Park Kobe. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kobe Municipal Arboretum, stroll around Arima River Kasen Shinsui Park, get engrossed in the history at Kobe City Museum (Kobe Shiritsu Hakubutsukan), and wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kobe online trip planner .

Kobe is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In April, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Nature Baths
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Kobe Municipal Arboretum ©
Kobe Municipal Arboretum
UCC Coffee Museum ©
UCC Coffee Museum
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen

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