24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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24 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  28​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
train:  5​h
2
Hakodate
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
3
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Osaka
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
6
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

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 list of things to see and do now includes Hakone Moto Tsumiya Shrine, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Mt. Hakone, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Akihabara, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online holiday planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Japan Standard Time is 12 hours. In December, Tokyo is colder than Sao Paulo - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yokohama, Hakone-machi, Nikko
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Mt. Hakone ©
Mt. Hakone

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hakodate Park, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Dozo.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Hakodate vacation builder app .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hakodate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tokyo in December, with highs in Hakodate at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Hachimanzaka ©
Hachimanzaka

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt. Moiwa as well as Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: walk around Odori Park, get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park, don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, and ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Sapporo online holiday builder .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Hakodate to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Hakodate in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -2°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park
Mt. Moiwa ©
Mt. Moiwa

7
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.
Umeda Sky Building has been added to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Ninja-Do. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Ryoanji Temple (in Ukyo), Kyoto (Arashiyama, Kinkaku-ji, & more) and Sanjusangendo Temple (in Higashiyama). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, and walk around Motoibarakigawa Ryokuchi Park.

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Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Osaka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sapporo in December; daily highs in Osaka reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Himeji, Motoibarakigawa Ryokuchi Park
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hiroshima travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station, take a stroll through Ginza, and then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Ginza ©
Ginza
Tokyo Central Railway Station ©
Tokyo Central Railway Station

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