12 days in Osaka, Sapporo & Tokyo Itinerary

12 days in Osaka, Sapporo & Tokyo Itinerary

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12 days in Osaka, Sapporo & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  10 h
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Singapore

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tsutenkaku, Minoo Park and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Nara Park and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Glico Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, Kinkaku-ji, & more). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary maker tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Singapore in October, with highs in Osaka at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Minoo Park
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

3
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.
Fushimi Inari Shrine has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Clock Tower (Tokei-dai). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space and Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Jigokudani (in Noboribetsu). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Mt. Okura Observatory, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo trip maker app .

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Osaka in October; daily highs in Sapporo reach 15°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Otaru Canal, Jigokudani
Highlights from your plan
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Tokyo National Museum and Takeshita Street. Get some historical perspective at Sensō-ji and Fukagawa Edo Museum. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Asakusa, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, and contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sapporo in October, with highs in Tokyo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Tokyo DisneySea
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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