19 days in Japan & Taiwan Itinerary

19 days in Japan & Taiwan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
2
Hakuba-mura, Japan
— 2 nights
3
Nozawaonsen-mura, Japan
— 1 night
4
Kutchan-cho, Japan
— 1 night
5
Hakodate, Japan
— 1 night
6
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
7
Hualien, Taiwan
— 2 nights
8
Hengchun, Taiwan
— 2 nights

5
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ueno District and Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kanda Myojin and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Saitama (Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park, &more), Atami (Mt. Iwato, Izusan Jinja Shrine, &more) and Kamakura (Kannon Museum, Hase-dera Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sengaku-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to University of Tokyo, and contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo online itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in February, things will get colder in Tokyo: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Saitama, Atami
Highlights from your plan
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Yanaka District ©
Yanaka District

2
nights
Hakuba-mura, Japan

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
On the 7th (Fri), hit the slopes at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden, hit the slopes at Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, then take a stroll through Hakuba, then hit the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, and finally stop by Hakuba Jump Arena. On the next day, hit the slopes at Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort, then hit the slopes at Tsugaike Kogen, and then fly down the slopes at Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hakuba-mura trip tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Hakuba-mura by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in February, things will get slightly colder in Hakuba-mura: highs are around 4°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Otari-mura
Highlights from your plan
Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden ©
Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden
Hakuba ©
Hakuba
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort

1
night
Nozawaonsen-mura, Japan

Nozawaonsen-mura ©
Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tosen-ji Temple, then hit the slopes at Togari Onsen Ski Resort, then soothe aching muscles at Nozawa Onsen, and finally fly down the slopes at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nozawaonsen-mura vacation builder app.

You can drive from Hakuba-mura to Nozawaonsen-mura in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in February, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Togari Onsen Ski Resort, Tosen-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Nozawa Onsen ©
Nozawa Onsen
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Togari Onsen Ski Resort ©
Togari Onsen Ski Resort

1
night
Kutchan-cho, Japan

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Niseko Hanazono Resort and then stroll around Fukidashi Park. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and then get outside with Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kutchan-cho online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nozawaonsen-mura to Kutchan-cho. Traveling from Nozawaonsen-mura in February, things will get little chillier in Kutchan-cho: highs are around -1°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Fukidashi Park, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Fukidashi Park ©
Fukidashi Park

1
night
Hakodate, Japan

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 12th (Wed): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then steep yourself in history at Kyu Soma-tei, and then take a stroll through Motomachi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hakodate trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Hakodate takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Kyu Soma-tei ©
Kyu Soma-tei
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate

2
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
On the 13th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Heritage And Culture Education Center Of Taipei, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, then get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, then take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Taipei 101, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), and then don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei day trip planning tool.

Getting from Hakodate to Taipei by flight takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Taipei Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Hakodate in February; daily highs in Taipei reach 23°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine ©
National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine
Hsing Tian Kong ©
Hsing Tian Kong

2
nights
Hualien, Taiwan

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): hike along Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto) and then explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area, then hike along Shakadang Trail, and then hike along Baiyang Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hualien trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Taipei in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hualien, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail

2
nights
Hengchun, Taiwan

Hengchun ©
Located on the southern tip of the eponymous peninsula, Hengchun serves as the entry point to Kenting National Park, often attracting more travelers than locals with its tropical beach resorts and bustling night markets.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): head off the coast to Sand Island (Sa-Dau) and then identify plant and animal life at Kenting National Park. On the next day, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

You can plan Hengchun trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Hualien to Hengchun takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hualien in February, expect nights in Hengchun to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium ©

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