16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11 h
1
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h
2
Fukushima
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Singapore


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2
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, hit the slopes at Sapporo Teine, and then steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari Shrine.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sapporo route planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. In December, Sapporo is colder than Singapore - with highs of 0°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Fukushima.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Sapporo Teine ©
Sapporo Teine
Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort ©
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort

1
night
Fukushima

Fukushima ©
Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. On the 23rd (Mon), view the masterpieces at Gallery Fukuro, get impressive views of Azuma Kofuji, thensee the interesting displays at Nishida Memorial Museum, thenlook for gifts at Anna Garden, and finally examine the collection at Fukushima City Minka-en.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fukushima online visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Sapporo to Fukushima with the Route module. Traveling from Sapporo in December, you will find days in Fukushima are a bit warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fukushima

Museums Shopping Nature
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Gallery Fukuro ©
Gallery Fukuro
Azuma Kofuji ©
Azuma Kofuji
Nishida Memorial Museum ©
Nishida Memorial Museum

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ginza Itoya Hontren and Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan. Head to Shimokitazawa and teamLab Borderlessfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, take a stroll through Omotesando, stop by Yanaka District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Zojo-ji Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Fukushima to Tokyo in 4 hours. Traveling from Fukushima in December, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 14°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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teamLab Borderless ©
teamLab Borderless
Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum
Ginza Itoya Hontren ©
Ginza Itoya Hontren

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nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, stop by Sakae, thenget curious at Nagoya City Science Museum, thenexamine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Noritake no Mori, steep yourself in history at Takeda Tei, thenstep into the grandiose world of Inuyama Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hikone Castle.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nagoya online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tokyo to Nagoya by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: highs in Nagoya hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hikone Castle, Inuyama Castle
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Kasuga Shrine ©
Kasuga Shrine
Hikone Castle ©
Hikone Castle

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jojakkoji Temple and Mikage Shrine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kodai-ji Temple and Toji. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nagoya in December: highs in Kyoto hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks
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Jojakkoji Temple ©
Jojakkoji Temple
Mikage Shrine ©
Mikage Shrine
Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki) ©
Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, take a stroll through Midosuji Street, thensteep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and finally shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Honten. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka, take a stroll through Minami (Namba), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hōzen-ji Temple, thenbrowse the different shops at Universal City Walk Osaka, and finally make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka
Hankyu Umeda Honten ©
Hankyu Umeda Honten

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nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 3rd (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Shimojiiima Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, thentake in the views from Irabu Ohashi, thenget outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Miyakojima takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Osaka in January: high temperatures in Miyakojima hover around 24°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

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