15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Nikko
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kusatsu-machi
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  2​h
4
Toyama
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
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 5th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Mejiro Garden, then don't miss a visit to Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Tree-lined Street, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Observatory, Seaside Top. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at teamLab Borderless, sample the tasty concoctions at Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Roppongi Sakurazaka.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo tour 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. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Tokyo at 14°C and lows at 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory
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teamLab Borderless ©
teamLab Borderless
Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory ©
Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory
Observatory, Seaside Top ©
Observatory, Seaside Top

2
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Kanaya Hotel History House and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sakana to Mori no Kansatsuen. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakushido, then soak in some Japanese tradition at Kawamata Onsen, and then see human ingenuity at work at Kawamata Dam.

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You can take a train from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in December, plan for slightly colder days in Nikko, with highs around 11°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Baths
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Kawamata Dam ©
Kawamata Dam
Kanaya Hotel History House ©
Kanaya Hotel History House

2
nights
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi
On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Jukambo National Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Osen Waterfall, and then examine the collection at Environment Experience Amusement.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kusatsu-machi day trip app .

Traveling by car from Nikko to Kusatsu-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nikko in December, things will get a bit cooler in Kusatsu-machi: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Karuizawa-machi.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Theme Parks Museums Nature
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2
nights
Toyama

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
On the 11th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Ukita Residence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Rakusuitei Art Museum, admire the masterpieces at Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, then examine the collection at THE SUIBOKU MUSEUM, TOYAMA, and finally make a trip to Mt.Kureha Park Observatory.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Toyama vacation planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and train from Kusatsu-machi to Toyama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Toyama are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Toyama

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Toyama Catholic Church ©
Toyama Catholic Church
THE SUIBOKU MUSEUM, TOYAMA ©
THE SUIBOKU MUSEUM, TOYAMA

2
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Sankodai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine, and then admire the natural beauty at Fuji View Hotel Japanese Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip builder site .

Drive from Toyama to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daytime highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine ©
Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Samurai Armor Photo Studio and Tokyo Horse Racetrack. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura Hiking Trails (in Kamakura), Yomiuri Land (in Inagi) and Omiya Bonsai Village (in Saitama). Explore Tokyo further: go for a walk through Hozomon.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planner .

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in December, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (14°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Tokyo Horse Racetrack, Yomiuri Land, Omiya Bonsai Village, Kamakura Hiking Trails
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Yomiuri Land ©
Yomiuri Land
Tokyo Horse Racetrack ©
Tokyo Horse Racetrack
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio

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