16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

Li Zhencong

Make it your trip
Fly
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Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hakodate
— 1 night
Drive
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Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive
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Sapporo
— 8 nights
Fly

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Osaka

— 4 nights
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 Kuromon Market as well as Universal Studios Japan. There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle and stop by Dotombori District.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka tour planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Osaka is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Hakodate holiday maker site.

You can fly from Osaka to Hakodate in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Osaka in November, things will get slightly colder in Hakodate: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Museums

Noboribetsu

— 1 night
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu trip planner.

Getting from Hakodate to Noboribetsu by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Nature

Sapporo

— 8 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, Shiroi Koibito Park, Glass Forest in FURANO, and other attractions you added. Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Otaru (Sankaku Market, Otaru Canal, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Odori Park, make a trip to Tanukikoji Shopping Street, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Moiwa.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Noboribetsu in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from 6°C by day to 3°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.