17 days in Tokyo, Hokkaido & Osaka Itinerary

17 days in Tokyo, Hokkaido & Osaka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Train:  15 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  8 h 30 min
2
Sapporo
— 4 nights
train:  12 h
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  18 h
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Mumbai, India to Tokyo is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 3.5 hours. July in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sapporo Beer Museum, Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, Farm Tomita, and other attractions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Okurayama Lookout and Fukidashi Park. The adventure continues: stroll around Asahiyama Kinen Koen, take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, and admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip planner.

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, bus, and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in July, with highs in Sapporo at 26°C and lows at 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Shikisai no Oka, Farm Tomita, Fukidashi Park
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Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka
Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park ©
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tempozan Ferris Wheel, Osaka Pub Crawl, Nishiki Market Shopping District, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koyasan Okunoin and Site of Miyama Batttery. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Toro Cave (in Tenkawa-mura) and Koya-cho (Kumagai-ji Temple, Torodo Temple, &more).

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Osaka day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sapporo to Osaka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sapporo in July; daily highs in Osaka reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Kyoto, Toro Cave, Site of Miyama Batttery
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Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel
Dotombori ©
Dotombori

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sky Garden and Tokyo International Airport International Terminal Observation Deck. Venture out of the city with trips to Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa), Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), &more) and Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal (in Yokohama). Explore Tokyo further: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the striking features of Yokohama Landmark Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel planning tool.

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama, Enoshima Island
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Enoshima Island ©
Enoshima Island
Sky Garden ©
Sky Garden
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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