20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Sapporo
— 2 nights
2
Tokyo
— 7 nights
3
Osaka
— 6 nights
4
Kyoto
— 1 day
5
Shiroishi
— 1 night


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2
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.
To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo vacation builder site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Sapporo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Auckland in January, with highs in Sapporo at -3°C and lows at -6°C. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

7
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes teamLab Borderless, Event Corner at Shinjuku Staion West Square, Nakano Broadway, and other attractions you added.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo travel site.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sapporo in January, you will find days in Tokyo are much warmer (11°C), and nights are a bit warmer (1°C). You'll set off for Osaka on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Anata no Warehouse, Kawasaki, Tokyo DisneySea, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

6
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 day by day itinerary now includes Nara Park, Kuromon Market, Abeno Harukas, and other attractions you added. When in Osaka, make a side trip to see Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda in Ikeda, approximately Ikeda away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara Park, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, Rinku Premium Outlets
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda ©
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda

1
day
Kyoto

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gion as well as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and then stop by Gion.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto vacation planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Shiroishi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

1
night
Shiroishi

Shiroishi
Shiroishi is a city in Miyagi Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Shiroishi visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kyoto to Shiroishi. In January, Shiroishi is a bit cooler than Kyoto - with highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Shiroishi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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