17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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17 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bandar Seri Begawan
Fly:  9 h 30 min
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Tokyo
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Chitose
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
3
Asahikawa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Abashiri
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Asahikawa
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Sapporo
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
7
Otaru
— Few hours
Train:  45 min
8
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
9
Hakodate
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
10
Sendai
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
11
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
12
Narita
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Bandar Seri Begawan

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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.
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Tokyo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brunei Time (BNT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. You'll set off for Chitose on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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Chitose

Chitose ©
With the largest international airport on the island, Chitose serves for most visitors as a way in or a way out, rather than a destination in itself.
On the 26th (Thu), examine the collection at Royce' Chocolate World.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chitose travel route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Chitose takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in March, you will find days in Chitose are a bit cooler (4°C), and nights are cooler (-5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Chitose

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royce' Chocolate World ©
Royce' Chocolate World

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Asahikawa

Asahikawa
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa route builder tool .

You can drive from Chitose to Asahikawa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Chitose in March, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Asahikawa: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -1°C at night. You'll set off for Abashiri on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Museums Outdoors

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Abashiri

Abashiri ©
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Cape Notoro, then take an in-depth tour of Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, then examine the collection at Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, and finally stroll through Abashiri Coast.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Abashiri itinerary site .

You can drive from Asahikawa to Abashiri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Abashiri are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Abashiri

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cape Notoro ©
Cape Notoro
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples ©
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples
Abashiri Coast ©
Abashiri Coast

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Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Snow Crystal Museum, see the interesting displays at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, then examine the collection at Ayako Miura Literature Museum, then don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station, and finally appreciate the history behind Takuboku Ishikawa Statue and Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Asahikawa route builder .

Drive from Abashiri to Asahikawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Snow Crystal Museum ©
Snow Crystal Museum
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Station ©
Asahikawa Station

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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.
On the 29th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Jinko Yuki Tanjo no Chi Monument and then contemplate the long history of Clock Tower (Tokei-dai).

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip app .

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Otaru.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Jinko Yuki Tanjo no Chi Monument ©
Jinko Yuki Tanjo no Chi Monument

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Otaru

Otaru ©
The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan, then wander the streets of Marchen Intersection, then contemplate the long history of Former Tomoyoshi Kamisei Store, and finally stop by Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Otaru day trip planner.

You can take a train from Sapporo to Otaru in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In March in Otaru, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Otaru

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building ©
Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan ©
Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan
Marchen Intersection ©
Marchen Intersection

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©
Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Okura Observatory and Mt. Moiwa. Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Sapporo Beer Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. See some other sides of Sapporo: get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and walk around Odori Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sapporo trip planner .

Take a train from Otaru to Sapporo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Spas Baths
Highlights from your plan
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Motomachi.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakodate trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sapporo to Hakodate in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Sendai.

Things to do in Hakodate

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

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Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Entsu-in Temple and Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle). Get out of town with these interesting Sendai side-trips: Risshaku-ji Temple (in Yamagata), Matsushima-machi (Michinoku Date Masamune Historical Museum & Zuiganji) and Onsen Resorts (in Osaki). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Tanabata Museum, take a stroll through Sunmall Ichibancho, don't miss a visit to Jozenji-dori Avenue, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sendai itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Hakodate to Sendai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Hakodate in April, things will get a bit warmer in Sendai: highs are around 17°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Matsushima-machi, Onsen Resorts, Risshaku-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Entsu-in Temple ©
Entsu-in Temple
Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Do your shopping at Ginza and Asakusa. Get some cultural insight at Odaiba and Tokyo National Museum. Enjoy Tokyo some more: get a taste of the local shopping with Takeshita Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, stop by Moshi Moshi Kimono Salon Produced by Yumenoya, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tokyo using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Sendai to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sendai in April: highs in Tokyo hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Narita.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Ginza ©
Ginza

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Narita

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): look for gifts at Coeur de Chocolat.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Narita trip planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Narita by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Narita, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Shisui Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Coeur de Chocolat ©
Coeur de Chocolat

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