15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kobe
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Singapore


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3
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.
You've added Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), Ueno, Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in October, with highs in Tokyo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Classes Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

3
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, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA and Sunset Owl Cafe. Visit Osaka Castle and Asazawasha Shrine for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Dotonbori, don't miss a visit to Hozenji Yokocho, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA ©
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobe Muslim Mosque, see the interesting displays at Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, see the interesting displays at UCC Coffee Museum, then wander the streets of Kobe Harborland, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kobe sightseeing planner .

Kobe is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In October in Kobe, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Get some cultural insight at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kennin-ji Temple. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), wander the streets of Gion, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto vacation maker .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Kobe. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Tower, Ginza, Tokyo Ramen Street, and other attractions you added.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Tokyo Central Railway Station ©
Tokyo Central Railway Station

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