10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
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Tokyo
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Kyoto — 5 nights

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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (in Osaka). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Kyoto reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to Tokyo.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Tokyo — 4 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ginza and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Have a day of magic on the 15th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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