11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  6​h
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City


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4
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Venture out of the city with trips to Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama), Kyoto (Gion & Kinkaku-ji) and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take a stroll through Dotonbori, and contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka travel tool .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Osaka is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 2 hours. July in Osaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Todai-ji Temple
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip app .

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Tokyo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

2
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
On the 26th (Fri), walk around Odori Park, stroll through Mt. Moiwa, and then hit the slopes at Mt. Okura Observatory. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), then take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), then explore the activities along Otaru Canal, and finally ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

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You can fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tokyo in July, with highs in Sapporo at 26°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

1
night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Ohori Park, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip itinerary website .

Fly from Sapporo to Fukuoka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Sapporo in July, expect Fukuoka to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Hakatamachiya Furusatokan ©
Hakatamachiya Furusatokan

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