24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
2
Sapporo
— 1 night
3
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
4
Hakodate
— 2 nights
5
Matsumae-cho
— 2 nights
6
Tokyo
— 1 night
7
Kyoto
— 3 nights
8
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
9
Osaka
— 3 nights

5
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 Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker site.

Adelaide, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in December, expect nights in Tokyo to be slightly colder, around 4°C, while days are colder, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Tokyo Disneyland
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Moerenuma Park as well as Hokkaido Shrine Tongu. On the 3rd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, walk around Odori Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Shrine Tongu, and finally walk around Moerenuma Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sapporo trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tokyo in January, you will find days in Sapporo are cooler (-3°C), and nights are slightly colder (-6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Moerenuma Park ©
Moerenuma Park

2
nights
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Farm Tomita as well as Snow Crystal Museum. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Snow Crystal Museum, then find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita and then don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Asahikawa trip planner.

Getting from Sapporo to Asahikawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Sapporo in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Asahikawa: temperatures range from -6°C by day to -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Farm Tomita, Ningle Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita

2
nights
Hakodate

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 6th (Mon): make a trip to Hachimanzaka. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, then admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, and finally take a stroll through Motomachi.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hakodate using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Asahikawa to Hakodate takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Asahikawa in January: highs in Hakodate hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Matsumae-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

2
nights
Matsumae-cho

Matsumae-cho ©
Matsumae-cho is a town located in Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Matsumae Castle, then let little ones run wild at Matsumae Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kouzenji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Cape Shirakami, then see the interesting displays at Yokozuna Chiyonoyama Chiyonofuji Kinenkan, and then stop by Matsumae Family Graves.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsumae-cho trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Hakodate to Matsumae-cho in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Matsumae-cho

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Yokozuna Chiyonoyama Chiyonofuji Kinenkan
Highlights from your plan
Cape Shirakami ©
Cape Shirakami
Yokozuna Chiyonoyama Chiyonofuji Kinenkan ©
Kouzenji Temple ©
Kouzenji Temple

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, walk around Ueno Park, and then wander the streets of Akihabara. On the next day, take a stroll through Asakusa, admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station, and then don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Matsumae-cho to Tokyo by combination of taxi and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Matsumae-cho in January; daily highs in Tokyo reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Ginza ©
Ginza
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park

3
nights
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.
On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji and then wander the streets of Arashiyama.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine and then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima attractions tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Nara Park (in Nara). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Osaka attractions site.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Himeji Castle, Nara Park
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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