6 days in Japan Itinerary

6 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly
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Sapporo
— 1 night
Fly
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Osaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Koya-cho
— Few hours
Drive
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Kyoto
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
You've now added Akihabara to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), take a stroll through Akihabara and then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool.

Dayton, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Dayton to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dayton in December, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 54°F and 39°F. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Sapporo

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 Sapporo Snow Festival.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo journey planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in December, you will find days in Sapporo are colder (32°F), and nights are a bit cooler (28°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Sapporo

Events
Highlights from your trip

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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.
To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Osaka day trip planning tool.

Getting from Sapporo to Osaka by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Sapporo in December, expect Osaka to be somewhat warmer, temps between 52°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Koya-cho

On the 19th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Koya-cho trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Koya-cho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. December in Koya-cho sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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night
Kyoto

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
On the 20th (Sun), wander the streets of Arashiyama and then see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Koya-cho to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Koya-cho in December, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Museums

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.

Kansai travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Landmarks
The center of Japan's military and political power for many centuries, the region of Kinki (or Kansai) contains most of the country's major cities. The majority of vacations in Kinki begin in Kyoto--the Japanese capital for nearly 1,000 years. This old city with a modern flare contains hundreds of ancient temples, 13 of which claim spots on the World Heritage List. Kinki's attractions stretch beyond just historical shrines and temples--the area's big claim to fame is its outstanding cuisine and a range of outdoor activities and shopping options. Convenient train routes linking three major regional centers--Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto--make sightseeing in Kinki easy and pleasant.