21 days in East Asia Itinerary

21 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour itinerary planner

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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Train to Hotarugaike, Fly to Sapporo, Train to Otaru
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Otaru
— 2 nights
Train
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Sapporo
— 3 nights
Train
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Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Biei-cho
Drive
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Furano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive
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Hakodate
— 2 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Osaka

— 2 nights
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 Hōzen-ji Temple, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, Osaka Castle, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tenryuji Temple and Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda. Step out of Osaka to go to Kyoto and see Kinkaku-ji, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel and get a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Honten.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka day trip planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Osaka is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Osaka due to the time zone difference. In September, Osaka is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Otaru.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Otaru

— 2 nights

Town of Hills

The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Otaru Canal as well as Sumiyoshi Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sankaku Market, sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, then contemplate the long history of The Site of Temiya Line, and finally see the interesting displays at The Glass Studio in Otaru.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Otaru itinerary website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Osaka to Otaru in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In September, Otaru is slightly colder than Osaka - with highs of 23°C and lows of 20°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Otaru

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Sapporo

— 3 nights

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 Hokkaido Jingu. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll around Odori Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, then don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, and finally make a trip to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Otaru to Sapporo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September in Sapporo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Asahikawa

— 2 nights
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
On the 26th (Thu), make a trip to Asahikawa Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikawa Shrine, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Viva Alpaca Farm. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Asahikawa Design Center, then take an in-depth tour of Hokuchin Memorial Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Asahikawa are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Biei-cho

Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Biei Shrine.

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You can drive from Asahikawa to Biei-cho in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in September, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Biei-cho. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Furano.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Furano

— 2 nights
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Furano Wine Factory as well as Furano Marche.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Furano trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Biei-cho to Furano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 30th (Mon), you're off to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Furano

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wineries

Noboribetsu

— 1 night
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Oyunuma, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then appreciate the history behind Daimoku Stone.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Furano to Noboribetsu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Furano in September, Noboribetsu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Hakodate

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hakodate day trip planning website.

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. October in Hakodate sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo

— 5 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Takao and Moroiso Shores. Get some historical perspective at Asakusa Shrine and Senso-ji Temple. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Samurai Museum, take a stroll through Ginza, stop by Akihabara, and get to know the resident critters at Ueno Zoo.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip maker website.

You can take a train from Hakodate to Tokyo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hakodate in October, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips