15 days in Japan & Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Japan & Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan & Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Taipei, Taiwan
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
2
Yilan City, Taiwan
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
6
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
7
Nara, Japan
— 2 nights
8
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore, Singapore


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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Taipei is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Yilan City.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Yilan City, Taiwan

Yilan City ©
Yilan City is a city and the county seat of Yilan County, Taiwan. You've now added Jimmy Park Yilan to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Jimmy Park Yilan.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Yilan City trip builder app .

You can drive from Taipei to Yilan City in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 31°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Taipei.

Things to do in Yilan City

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Parks

Side Trip

Yuanshan
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Agrioz ©
Agrioz
Luna Plaza ©
Luna Plaza
Jimi Square - Yilan Station ©
Jimi Square - Yilan Station

3
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ximending, Danshui Rongshu Dao, Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and other attractions you added. Step out of Taipei to go to Wanli and see Yeh Liu Geo Park, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Yilan City to Taipei takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yeh Liu Geo Park, Danshui Rongshu Dao
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Yeh Liu Geo Park ©
Yeh Liu Geo Park
Ximending
Ximending
Shida Night Market ©
Shida Night Market

1
night
Tokyo, Japan

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.
To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Tokyo takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Taipei to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Taipei in July, with highs in Tokyo at 36°C and lows at 27°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Kyoto, Japan

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Arashiyama. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama and then browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then take a stroll through Gion, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto sightseeing planning site .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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nights
Osaka, Japan

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.
On the 30th (Tue), shop like a local with Minami (Namba). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle and then take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary planner .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arima Onsen
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)

2
nights
Nara, Japan

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Todai-ji Temple as well as Nara Park. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): walk around Nara Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Todai-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nara trip itinerary tool .

Nara is very close to Osaka. In August, daytime highs in Nara are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Fuji. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace and then wander the streets of Odaiba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online journey planner .

You can take a train from Nara to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Nara in August, with lows around 28°C. On the 5th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

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