15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo
Train
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Train
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Nagano
— 1 day
Train
5
Nikko
— 1 night
Train to Kita-Senju Station, Fly to Hakodate
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Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 8th (Thu), make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour itinerary site.

Edinburgh, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in March, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.
Highlights from your trip

Kyoto

— 3 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Kanazawa

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden.

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Drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in March: highs in Kanazawa hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Nagano

— 1 day
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saiko-ji Temple, explore the world behind art at Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple.

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Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Nagano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites · Museums

Nikko

— 1 night
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Taiyuimbyo Shrine and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nikko National Park.

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Traveling by train from Nagano to Nikko takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nagano in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nikko, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Nikko

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hakodate

— 1 night

City of Lights

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.
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Getting from Nikko to Hakodate by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nikko in March: high temperatures in Hakodate hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Sapporo

— 2 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
Step out of Sapporo with an excursion to Otaru Canal in Otaru--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Odori Park, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo online attractions planner.

You can fly from Hakodate to Sapporo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Hakodate in March, plan for slightly colder days in Sapporo, with highs around 1°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Ueno Park, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station, and then make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Sapporo to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Sapporo, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip