14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
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.
Shop till you drop at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sensō-ji and Imperial Palace. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, browse the exhibits of Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

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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 difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in June: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, then steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and then cool off at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in June, plan for little chillier days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Baths Theme Parks Spas
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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, then hunt for treasures at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, then get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, and finally see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Takayama holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Takayama takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in June, expect nights in Takayama to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nijo Castle and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Shop till you drop at Nishiki Market and Ippuya. The adventure continues: make a trip to Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Postcard Gallery and Shop Kyoto Benrido.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto attractions planner.

Drive from Takayama to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, then wander the streets of Dotonbori, and finally wander the streets of Minami (Namba). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka travel route planner.

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In June, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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