7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Phnom Penh
Fly + Train:  13 h 15 min
1
Otaru
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Furano
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
4
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Phnom Penh

1
day
Otaru

Otaru ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Otaru Aquarium, find something for the whole family at Otaru Denuki Koji, explore the activities along Otaru Canal, then look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tomioka Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Otaru journey maker tool.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Otaru is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Phnom Penh to Otaru, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Phnom Penh in May: high temperatures in Otaru hover around 17°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building ©
Otaru  Aquarium ©
Otaru Aquarium

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Rokugo Shrine, visit Glass Forest in FURANO, then see the interesting displays at Furabi, then fly down the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, and finally make a trip to Ningle Terrace.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Furano day trip website.

Traveling by car from Otaru to Furano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Otaru in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Furano, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Furano

Museums Parks Winter Sports
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Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace
Glass Forest in FURANO ©
Glass Forest in FURANO

2
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.
On the 4th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo TV Tower, stroll around Odori Park, then get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and finally take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), then take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, then fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and finally steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo online route planner.

Getting from Furano to Sapporo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Furano in May, you will find days in Sapporo are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are a bit warmer (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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 (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then cruise along Gokoku Shrine Hill, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Hakodate Observatory.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sapporo to Hakodate takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Hakodate are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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