12 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Hokkaido Itinerary

12 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Hokkaido Itinerary

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12 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— Few hours
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Hakodate
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): browse the different shops at Diver City Tokyo Plaza and then browse the different shops at Tokyo Midtown.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get much colder in Tokyo: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping
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Tokyo Midtown ©
Tokyo Midtown
Diver City Tokyo Plaza ©
Diver City Tokyo Plaza

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.
Do your shopping at Dotonbori and Rinku Premium Outlets. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nijo Castle (in Nakagyo) and Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street and shop like a local with Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Rinku Premium Outlets
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
nights
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.
Head to Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Ganso Hakodate Asaichifor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Trappist Monasteries and Trappistine Monasteries. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, admire the landmark architecture of Hakodate Community Design Center, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, and steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hakodate trip planner .

You can fly from Osaka to Hakodate in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Osaka in December: high temperatures in Hakodate hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Trappist Monasteries
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Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
Trappistine Monasteries ©
Trappistine Monasteries

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Asakusa Shrine and Hase-dera Temple. Visit Sensō-ji and Imperial Palace for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Kōtoku-in, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, & more). Enjoy Tokyo some more: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Hakodate to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Hakodate - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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