10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
Kawaguchi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Shirakawa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kusatsu-machi
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h
5
Toyama
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Kurobe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore


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1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning website .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get much colder in Tokyo: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Fun & Games
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Kawaguchi

Kawaguchi ©
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². On the 9th (Sat), make a trip to Kozenin, walk around Kawaguchi Green Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saifuku-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitsuzoin Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Previously Tanaka Family House.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kawaguchi road trip tool .

Drive from Tokyo to Kawaguchi in an hour. November in Kawaguchi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shirakawa.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Historic Sites Parks
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Saifuku-ji Temple ©
Saifuku-ji Temple
Mitsuzoin Temple ©
Mitsuzoin Temple
Kawaguchi Green Center ©
Kawaguchi Green Center

1
night
Shirakawa

Shirakawa ©
Shirakawa is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Komine Castle Remains.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Shirakawa day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kawaguchi to Shirakawa takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kawaguchi in November, with highs in Shirakawa at 13°C and lows at 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Shirakawa

Historic Sites
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Komine Castle Remains ©
Komine Castle Remains

1
night
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
On the 11th (Mon), take in the natural beauty of Yubatake, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then walk around Sainokawara Park.

To plan Kusatsu-machi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Shirakawa to Kusatsu-machi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Toyama.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Nature Baths
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Sainokawara Park ©
Sainokawara Park

1
night
Toyama

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Toyama City Office View Tower, admire the masterpieces at Toyama Glass Art Museum, then walk around Fugan Unga Kansui Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Traditional Townscape of Iwase, and finally stroll around Kaiomaru Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Toyama holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Kusatsu-machi to Toyama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Toyama can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kurobe.

Things to do in Toyama

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kaiomaru Park
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Fugan Unga Kansui Park ©
Fugan Unga Kansui Park
Toyama Glass Art Museum ©
Toyama Glass Art Museum
Traditional Townscape of Iwase ©
Traditional Townscape of Iwase

1
night
Kurobe

Kurobe ©
On the 13th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Shinyamabiko Bridge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kurobe online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Toyama to Kurobe by car takes about an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Takayama.

Things to do in Kurobe

Parks Nature
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Shinyamabiko Bridge ©
Shinyamabiko Bridge

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the galleries of Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course, contemplate the long history of Takayama Jinya, then wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji, then examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Takayama travel tool .

Drive from Kurobe to Takayama in 2.5 hours. November in Takayama sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

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

2
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.
On the 15th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jisyu Shrine.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Takayama to Kyoto by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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