30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Furano
— 3 nights
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Niseko-cho
— 3 nights
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Rusutsu-mura
— 2 nights
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Hakodate
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Tanabe
— 1 night
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Kumano
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 1 night
10
Osaka
— 2 nights

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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.
Plan a Sapporo trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Sapporo is an approximately 28-hour travel. You can also fly. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. In February, Sapporo is little chillier than Zurich - with highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Furano.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Spas · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Former Hokkaido Government Office Building ©
Former Hokkaido Government Office Building

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Furano

Furano ©
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.
Take a break from Furano with a short trip to Onsen Resorts in Kamifurano-cho, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Furano Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace, and stop by Furano Marche.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Furano tour itinerary site.

Getting from Sapporo to Furano by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sapporo in February since evenings lows in Furano dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Furano

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace
Furano Marche ©
Furano Marche

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Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©

Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido

Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Niseko Village Ski Resort, contemplate the waterfront views at Mt. Yotei Spring Water, fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, then fly down the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, then stop by Kanrosui, and finally explore the activities along Shinsennuma.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Niseko-cho online trip builder.

You can travel from Furano to Niseko-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, Niseko-cho is somewhat warmer than Furano - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rusutsu-mura.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Spas

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort
Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©

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Rusutsu-mura

Rusutsu-mura ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll around Mt. Usu Funka Memorial Park, make a trip to Toyako Volcano Science Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Toyako Visitor Center, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally explore the activities along Lake Toya. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Silo Viewing Platform, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abuta Shrine, get all the information you need at Toya Mizunoeki, hit the slopes at Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park, then stroll around Fukidashi Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yotei.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Rusutsu-mura trip itinerary maker app.

Travel from Niseko-cho to Rusutsu-mura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Rusutsu-mura can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Rusutsu-mura

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park ©
Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park
Abuta Shrine ©
Abuta Shrine
Toyako Visitor Center ©
Toyako Visitor Center

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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 1st (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Shinoridate Remains, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, and then steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Dozo. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Tadataka Ino Memorial Monument, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally take a stroll through Motomachi.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hakodate trip planner.

You can travel from Rusutsu-mura to Hakodate in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Odaiba District and Tokyo National Museum. Visit Senso-ji Temple and Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Catholic Yukinosita Church, Kōtoku-in, &more). And it doesn't end there: stop by Ginza, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, see the interesting displays at The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hakodate to Tokyo by train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. In March, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Hakodate - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tanabe.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

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Tanabe

Tanabe
Considered a holy space where the gods once lived, the city of Tanabe teems with spiritual, cultural, and natural beauty.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tanabe road trip site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Tanabe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tanabe, with lows of 11°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Kumano.

Things to do in Tanabe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Kumano

Kumano
To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Kumano online road trip planner.

You can travel from Tanabe to Kumano in 134.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kumano can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 15th (Sun), you're off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kumano

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip website.

You can travel from Kumano to Kyoto in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Kumano in March, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Kyoto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, then wander the streets of Dotombori District, then wander the streets of Minami (Namba), and finally examine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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