21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Hakodate
— 2 nights
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Toyako-cho
— 2 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip maker tool.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Tokyo are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hakodate.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

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nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©

City of Lights

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.
On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Goryokaku Park and then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakodate route maker website.

Getting from Tokyo to Hakodate by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in October; daily highs in Hakodate reach 60°F and lows reach 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Toyako-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

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Toyako-cho

Toyako-cho ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Toyako Onsen, Toyako Volcano Science Museum and Lake Toya. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Toyako Onsen. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Toya and then get curious at Toyako Volcano Science Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Toyako-cho journey builder website.

Travel from Hakodate to Toyako-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Toyako-cho, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 47°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Toyako-cho

Nature · Childrens Museums · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Toyako Volcano Science Museum ©
Toyako Volcano Science Museum
Toyako Onsen ©
Toyako Onsen

2
nights
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 (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Noboribetsu Bear Park, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Toyako-cho to Noboribetsu by journey takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sapporo.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Bear Park ©
Noboribetsu Bear Park

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Sapporo

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 Jozankei Onsen. There's more to do: walk around Odori Park and take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo day trip planning app.

Traveling by journey from Noboribetsu to Sapporo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Sapporo are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Baths · Spas · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
See even more of Tokyo: visit Odaiba District, take a stroll through Akihabara, and walk around Ueno Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in October: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 72°F and lows are around 60°F. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park

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