18 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Hokkaido Itinerary

18 days in Tokyo, Osaka & Hokkaido Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Osaka
— 6 nights
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Sapporo
— 3 nights
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Noboribetsu
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, push the limits with Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip itinerary builder.

Buraidah, Saudi Arabia to Tokyo is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Buraidah to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buraidah in January, expect nights in Tokyo to be slightly colder, around 1°C, while days are colder, around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Sanjusangendo Temple, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, &more) and Nara Park (in Nara). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tosainari Shrine, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and don't miss a visit to Duskin Honsha 2F Terrace.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Osaka vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu) and Otaru (Otaru-shi General Museum & Otaru Canal). There's lots more to do: walk around Odori Park, take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and trek along Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip planning app.

You can fly from Osaka to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Osaka in January, expect nights in Sapporo to be little chillier, around -6°C, while days are colder, around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Odori Park ©
Odori Park

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, then find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, take in the natural beauty of Oyunuma, and then trot along with Lake Toya Ranch.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Noboribetsu holiday maker.

You can drive from Sapporo to Noboribetsu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sapporo in January, you will find days in Noboribetsu are a bit warmer (0°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

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Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Lake Toya Ranch ©
Lake Toya Ranch

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