17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Osaka
— 6 nights

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kōtoku-in, Ginza, Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market, and other attractions you added. Family-friendly places like Tokyo Tower and Meiji Jingu Shrine will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Odaiba District.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo route builder app.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Tokyo at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Neighborhood
Odaiba District
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Observation Deck
Tokyo Skytree
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hakone Moto Tsumiya Shrine, Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll around Gora Park, take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, then stop by Owakudani Kurotamago Kan, and finally explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, then take an in-depth tour of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Moto Tsumiya Shrine.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, NARAWALK, Kofuku-ji Temple, and other attractions. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Todai-ji Temple in Nara, approximately Nara away.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto online vacation maker.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kyoto by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or fly. Traveling from Hakone-machi in December, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

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Wildlife Area
Nara Park
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World heritage site
Todai-ji Temple
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Mt. Rokko, Sannomiya Shrine, and other attractions you added. Attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Historical Tour
Osaka Free Walking Tour
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