15 days in Tokyo, Hokkaido & Osaka Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo, Hokkaido & Osaka Itinerary

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15 days in Tokyo, Hokkaido & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  13​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Doha

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.
Family-friendly places like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings will thrill your kids. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, make a trip to Tokyo Skytree, take a stroll through Akihabara, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip website .

Doha, Qatar to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Doha in May: highs in Tokyo hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Noboribetsu Date Historic Village and Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe. Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Jigokudani (in Noboribetsu) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Odori Park, find something for the whole family at Sapporo Satoland, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura).

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tokyo in May, with highs in Sapporo at 17°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Sapporo

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Otaru Canal
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Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Ninja-Do. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama), Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi) and Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji & Gion). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and wander the streets of Dotonbori.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka holiday tool .

Getting from Sapporo to Osaka by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Sapporo in May, things will get a bit warmer in Osaka: highs are around 29°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Himeji Castle
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Ninja-Do ©
Ninja-Do

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