13 days in Japan & Changi Itinerary

13 days in Japan & Changi Itinerary

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Changi, Singapore
— 1 day
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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Nara, Japan
— 4 nights

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Changi, Singapore

Changi
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Singapore to Changi is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a subway; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Changi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Changi

Spas · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

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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 28th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, then wander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Osaka road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Changi to Osaka. The time zone difference when traveling from Changi to Osaka is 1 hour. Traveling from Changi in December, expect Osaka to be colder, temps between 13°C and 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Castle
Osaka Castle
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planning site.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kyoto are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Classes
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Neighborhood
Arashiyama
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Nara, Japan

Nara ©

Ancient City

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.
Explore Nara's surroundings by going to Konosuyama Sports Park (in Joyo), Byodoin (in Uji) and Ise (Kumihimo Hirai, Ise Grand Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daibutsuden, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Todai-ji Temple Nandai Gate.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Nara trip planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will leave for home on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
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World heritage site
Todai-ji Temple
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Wildlife Area
Nara Park
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Religious Site
Ise Grand Shrine
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