8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Fujiyoshida
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Singapore

2
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, Dotombori, Okawa River, and other attractions you added. On the 4th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden, go for a walk through Zoheikyoku Sakura no Torinuke, then contemplate the waterfront views at Okawa River, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in April; daily highs in Osaka reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden ©
Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maruyama Park, Nanzenji Suirokaku, Nishiki Market Shopping District, and other attractions you added. On the 6th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama and then go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, go for a walk through Nanzenji Suirokaku, and then walk around Maruyama Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama
Philosopher's Walk ©
Philosopher's Walk
Nishiki Market Shopping District ©
Nishiki Market Shopping District

3
nights
Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida ©
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): walk around Arakurayama Sengen Park, explore the activities along Fuji Five Lakes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, don't miss a visit to Chureito Pagoda, then contemplate the waterfront views at Waku Pond, and finally make a trip to Oshino Hakkai.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fujiyoshida itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Fujiyoshida in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fujiyoshida: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 13°C at night. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oshino-mura, Fuji Five Lakes
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Arakurayama Sengen Park ©
Arakurayama Sengen Park
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ueno Park, Chidorigafuchi and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then make a trip to Chidorigafuchi, and then walk around Ueno Park.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary website.

Getting from Fujiyoshida to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Fujiyoshida in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park
Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi

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