11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  1​h 30​min
3
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, then wander the streets of Minami (Namba), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January, things will get cooler in Osaka: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sapporo.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

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 14th (Tue), get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sapporo journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Sapporo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Osaka in January, plan for colder days in Sapporo, with highs around -3°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Spas Baths

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

1
night
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, get to know the fascinating history of Motomachi, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, then appreciate the history behind Tadataka Ino Memorial Monument, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.John's Church Hakodate.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakodate trip itinerary app .

Getting from Sapporo to Hakodate by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Asakusa. Get outdoors at Lake Kawaguchi and Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Yokohama Nature Sanctuary (in Sakae) and Samuraikibun Kamakura (in Kamakura). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Odaiba, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hakodate in January; daily highs in Tokyo reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Samuraikibun Kamakura, Lake Kawaguchi, Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, Yokohama Nature Sanctuary
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Ginza ©
Ginza
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

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