13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Kawaguchi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Shirakawa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Kurobe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Kanazawa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
8
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  1​h
9
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower and then take a stroll through Odaiba.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday planner .

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 when traveling from Singapore to Tokyo is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Tokyo to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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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. For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kawaguchi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kawaguchi takes an hour. In November in Kawaguchi, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for Shirakawa on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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1
night
Shirakawa

Shirakawa
Shirakawa is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Shirakawa trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Kawaguchi to Shirakawa in 2.5 hours. In November, Shirakawa is slightly colder than Kawaguchi - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. On the 10th (Sun), you're off toKurobe.

Things to do in Shirakawa

Parks Historic Sites Trails
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1
night
Kurobe

Kurobe ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Shinyamabiko Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kurobe itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Shirakawa to Kurobe takes 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kurobe when traveling from Shirakawa in November, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Takayama.

Things to do in Kurobe

Nature Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji, take an in-depth tour of Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), then see the interesting displays at Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), and finally see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Takayama online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kurobe to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. In November in Takayama, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Hida Takayama Museum of Art ©
Hida Takayama Museum of Art
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 13th (Wed), make a trip to Omicho Market, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kanazawa fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Takayama to Kanazawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally don't miss a visit to Gion.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, then don't miss a visit to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, then make a trip to Himeji Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji online trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and then appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip builder website .

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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