17 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan route planner
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Fly
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Nara
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Shiojiri
— 1 night
Drive
4
Nagano
— 1 night
Train
5
Nikko
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Nara — 4 nights

Ancient City

Kasuga Grand Shrine and Yakushi-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Hase-dera Temple and Nara National Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nara: Nabari (Akame 48 Waterfalls & Kaochidani Valley), Uda (Muro Ryuketsu Shrine & Muroji Temple) and Sakurai (Hashihaka, Omiwa Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, and make a trip to Shosoin Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nara online trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Nara is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Nara is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get much colder in Nara: highs are around 19°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 5 nights

Visit Kinkaku-ji and Eikando Zenrinji Temple for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tenryuji Temple and Toji. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kifune Shrine, don't miss a visit to Kurama-dera, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daikaku-ji, and get to know the fascinating history of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shiojiri.
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Shiojiri — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Nihyaku Jizo, make a trip to Naraijuku, and then take some stellar pictures from Takabotchi Highlands.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shiojiri trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Shiojiri in 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kyoto in November: high temperatures in Shiojiri hover around 14°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Nagano.
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Nagano — 1 night

On the 30th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on Snow Monkey Resorts, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenko-ji Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Shrine Okusha.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nagano trip itinerary site.

Drive from Shiojiri to Nagano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Nikko.
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Nikko — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Yudaki Falls, go for a walk through Senjogahara Field, then admire the sheer force of Ryuzu Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, and finally walk around Italian Embassy House Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jiunji Temple, take in the dramatic natural features at Kammangafuchi Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinno-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Yomeimon (Main Gate), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu.

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Getting from Nagano to Nikko by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nagano in November, Nikko is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 3 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nezu Shrine and Zojo-ji Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kokyo Gaien National Garden and Toshogu Shrine. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple, make a trip to University of Tokyo, and stroll around Meiji Jingu Gaien.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo attractions planning app.

Getting from Nikko to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and subway. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nikko in December since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Nagano Prefecture travel guide

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