8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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8 days in Japan Itinerary

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
bus:  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, Dotonbori, Okawa River, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden, take in the pleasant sights at Zoheikyoku Sakura no Torinuke, then explore the activities along Okawa River, and finally take a stroll through Dotonbori. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner .

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 difference when traveling from Singapore to Osaka is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in April; daily highs in Osaka reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
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.
You've added Maruyama Park, Nanzenji Suirokaku, Nishiki Market Shopping District, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): go for a walk through Arashiyama and then take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, then admire the striking features of Nanzenji Suirokaku, and then walk around Maruyama Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto online visit planner .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Shopping
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Maruyama Park ©
Maruyama Park
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama
Philosopher's Walk ©
Philosopher's Walk

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.
On your second day here, walk around Arakurayama Sengen Park, explore the activities along Fuji Five Lakes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, then make a trip to Chureito Pagoda, then explore the activities along Waku Pond, and finally make a trip to Oshino Hakkai.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fujiyoshida trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Fujiyoshida by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you will find days in Fujiyoshida are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Tokyo.

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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi, and then walk around Ueno Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo journey planner .

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. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for 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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