7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Naha
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Takayama-mura
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shirakawa-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kanazawa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  30​min
7
Osaka
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Shijo Hondori, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ashibina Outlet Mall, and then explore the galleries of Okinawa World Bunka Okoku Gyokusendo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naha trip itinerary builder site .

Singapore, Singapore to Naha is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Naha is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Naha reach 29°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Naha

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trips

Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo, Ashibina Outlet Mall
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Shijo Hondori ©
Shijo Hondori

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), browse the different shops at TOKYO Solamachi and then wander the streets of Omotesando.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Naha to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Naha in November, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Takayama-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Omotesando ©
Omotesando
TOKYO Solamachi ©
TOKYO Solamachi

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Takayama-mura

Takayama-mura
To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Takayama-mura travel route planner .

You can drive from Tokyo to Takayama-mura in 2.5 hours. On the 24th (Sat), you're off toShirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Takayama-mura

Historic Sites
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Shirakawa-mura

Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
On the 25th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Wada House, take in panoramic vistas at Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck, and then take an in-depth tour of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shirakawa-mura trip itinerary app .

Getting from Takayama-mura to Shirakawa-mura by car takes about 5 hours. In November in Shirakawa-mura, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Museums Historic Sites
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Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
Wada House ©
Wada House

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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 26th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, then take a stroll through Nagamachi District, then steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip site .

Drive from Shirakawa-mura to Kanazawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Ninja Temple ©
Ninja Temple
Nagamachi Neighborhood ©
Nagamachi Neighborhood
Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine

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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 27th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-ji Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kyoto route planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks
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Nanzen-ji Temple ©
Nanzen-ji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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Osaka

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for gifts at Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street and then wander the streets of Minami (Namba).

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Osaka road trip planning app .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In November, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street ©
Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street

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