10 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 1 night
Train
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Kobe
— 1 night
Drive
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Nara
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train
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Yokohama
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Osaka — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka itinerary maker website.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Gion.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip builder site.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: 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 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kobe.
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Kobe — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, admire the natural beauty at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then wander the streets of Kobe Harborland, then take in panoramic vistas at Kobe Port Tower, and finally wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kobe holiday website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kobe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Kobe sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nara.
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Nara — 1 night

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple 5 Stories Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Todai-ji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Daibutsuden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nara tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Kobe to Nara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nagoya.
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Nagoya — 2 nights

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, see the interesting displays at Noritake no Mori, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, then buy something for everyone on your list at Oasis 21, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Chubu Denryoku MIRAI TOWER. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Nagoya Castle, explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, wander the streets of Sakae, then don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, then see the interesting displays at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Nabana no Sato.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nagoya trip tool.

You can drive from Nara to Nagoya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nara in December, plan for little chillier days in Nagoya, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Yokohama.
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Yokohama — 2 nights

Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland and then look for gifts at Bon Voyage. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in, contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, then browse the different shops at Ikspiari, then make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea, and finally visit Yokohama Chinatown.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yokohama online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Yokohama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Nagoya in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Yokohama, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C.
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