17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11 h
1
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Train:  6 h 15 min
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Singapore

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.
Get in touch with nature at Okurayama Lookout and Maruyama Genshirin. For shopping fun, head to Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town or Tanukikoji Shopping Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hokkaido University Former Sapporo Agricultural School and Library, don't miss a visit to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and take an in-depth tour of Karafuto Kankei Museum.

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

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. In November, Sapporo is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 6°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Outdoors Spas Baths

Side Trips

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Otaru Canal
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Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

2
nights
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 3rd (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, wander the streets of Motomachi, and then hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St.John's Church Hakodate, thencontemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, thenlook for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakodate trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hakodate are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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.
Head to Asakusa and Takeshita Streetfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Senso-ji Temple and Odaiba District. Have a day of magic on the 6th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum, meet the residents at Ueno Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

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Fly from Hakodate to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In December, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Hakodate - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Kyo no Takumi. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more) and Kyoto (Nijo Castle & Gion). It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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