23 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Kanazawa
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fuji
— 1 night
Train
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Osaka — 4 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.
Attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Himeji Castle make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park (in Awaji), Nara Park (in Nara) and Koko-en (in Himeji). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, examine the collection at Namban Culture Center, and shop like a local with Dotombori District.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Osaka driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in March, with highs in Osaka at 16°C and lows at 5°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 5 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji will thrill your kids. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Toba Aquarium (in Toba) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.
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Hiroshima — 4 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurashiki (Japanese Rural Toy Museum, Ohara Museum of Art, &more) and Itsukushima Gekijyo (in Hatsukaichi). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, look and learn at Hiroshima Children's Museum, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online tour planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kanazawa.
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Kanazawa — 3 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 8th (Sat), wander the streets of Nagamachi Neighborhood, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, then wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, make a trip to Omicho Market, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, and finally walk around Kenrokuen Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip builder website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Kanazawa in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kanazawa, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Fuji.
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Fuji — 1 night

Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Iwamoto.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fuji online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Fuji in 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in April since evenings lows in Fuji dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 5 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Disneyland. Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Fuji to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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