15 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

15 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

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15 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  6​h
1
Fukuoka, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Sapporo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Manila, Philippines

2
nights
Fukuoka, Japan

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Hakata Deitos, then kick back and relax at Katsuma Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Nishijin Shopping District, get engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka itinerary builder website .

Manila, Philippines to Fukuoka is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Fukuoka. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Manila in September, with highs in Fukuoka at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Fukuoka City Museum ©
Fukuoka City Museum
Nishijin Shopping District ©
Nishijin Shopping District

1
night
Osaka, Japan

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 Osaka Science Museum. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get curious at Osaka Science Museum, examine the collection at Modern Transportation Museum, then stop by Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka, and finally wander the streets of Dotonbori.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip app .

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka ©
Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka
Modern Transportation Museum ©
Modern Transportation Museum

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Nishiki Market Shopping District, then examine the collection at Kyoto Railway Museum, then get great views at Mt. Kurama, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Yase Momiji no Komichi. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Ippodo Tea Kyoto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamigamo Shrine, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takao.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip builder tool .

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In September, daytime highs in Kyoto are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mt. Kurama ©
Mt. Kurama
Kyoto Railway Museum ©
Kyoto Railway Museum
Nishiki Market Shopping District ©
Nishiki Market Shopping District

3
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Head to Kitchen Town (Kappabashi) and teamLab Borderlessfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Yanaka and Nezu Museum. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ueno, kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo attractions planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Tokyo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Yanaka ©
Yanaka
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Ueno ©
Ueno

2
nights
Sapporo, Japan

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.
Plumeria Garden Spa has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Hokkaido University Museum, then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Plumeria Garden Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Teine and then head outdoors with Mt. Okura Observatory.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sapporo road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Sapporo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in September: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around 23°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum
Sapporo Art Museum ©
Sapporo Art Museum

3
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Creative Life Store KEYfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bukhansan National Park and Seoul Arts Center. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, examine the collection at Grevin Museum, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, and make a trip to Insadong.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Seoul online route planner .

You can fly from Sapporo to Seoul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sapporo in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Seoul. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Bukhansan National Park ©
Bukhansan National Park
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul

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