14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Urahoro-cho
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Kushiro
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Kamikawa-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Sapporo
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  12 h
End: Boracay

1
day
Urahoro-cho

Urahoro-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kobu Kariiashi Lookouts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Urahoro Shrine, then take an in-depth tour of Urahorocho Museum, and finally stop by Michi-no-Eki Urahoro.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Urahoro-cho holiday planner.

Boracay, Philippines to Urahoro-cho is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boracay to Urahoro-cho is 1 hour. Traveling from Boracay in February, expect Urahoro-cho to be colder, temps between -3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kushiro.

Things to do in Urahoro-cho

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Urahoro Shrine ©
Urahoro Shrine
Urahorocho Museum ©
Urahorocho Museum

3
nights
Kushiro

Kushiro ©
Kushiro first developed as an industrial hub thanks to its relatively ice-free harbor, and has since also become known as a transport hub for journeys to the east of the island.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kushiro: Shibecha-cho (Aurora Farm Village, Kottaro Swamp Observatory, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Akan Lake, head off the coast to Churui island, snap pictures at Takimi Bridge, and have fun and explore at Kushiro Children's Museum Kodomo Yugakukan.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kushiro itinerary planner.

Getting from Urahoro-cho to Kushiro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kushiro when traveling from Urahoro-cho in February, with lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Kushiro

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Shibecha-cho, Onnenai Boardwalk
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Akan Lake ©
Akan Lake
Kushiro Ice Arena ©
Kushiro Ice Arena
Nusamai Bridge ©
Nusamai Bridge

3
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shari-cho: Teshikaga-cho (Lake Mashu & Mashu Third Observatory) and Shiretoko Highway (in Rausu-cho). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula, admire the sheer force of Sandan no Taki Fall, contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, and get great views at Puyuni Misaki.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shari-cho vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Kushiro to Shari-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Teshikaga-cho, Shiretoko Highway, Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach

2
nights
Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho ©
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
On the 8th (Fri), indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Nakadake Onsen, and finally don't miss a visit to Sobakudai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake, hike along Sounkyo Gorge, and then admire the engineering at Taisetu Dam.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kamikawa-cho journey maker app .

Drive from Shari-cho to Kamikawa-cho in 4 hours. Traveling from Shari-cho in February, Kamikawa-cho is little chillier at night with lows of -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kurodake, Nakadake Onsen
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Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake
Sounkyo Gorge ©
Sounkyo Gorge

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Otaru Canal in Otaru (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stroll through Odori Park, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Moiwa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip builder app .

You can drive from Kamikawa-cho to Sapporo in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kamikawa-cho in February since evenings lows in Sapporo dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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