9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  10 h
End: Singapore

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sensō-ji and Ginza. Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, take a stroll through Asakusa, get a taste of the local shopping with Takeshita Street, and take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online road trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Tokyo to be colder, temps between 14°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get outside with Shishiku Park, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, then see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and finally don't miss a visit to Higashichaya Old Town.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in December, you will find days in Kanazawa are little chillier (11°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Shishiku Park
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

1
night
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
On the 12th (Thu), examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, then get engrossed in the history at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and then stroll through HIda Funayama Snow Resort Arkopia.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Takayama trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Kanazawa to Takayama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Takayama sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Takayama

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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2
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.
On the 13th (Fri), examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, and finally step into the grandiose world of Inuyama Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagoya online route builder .

Drive from Takayama to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Nagoya are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Inuyama Castle, Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank
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Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank ©
Inuyama Castle ©
Inuyama Castle

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