8 days in Tokyo, Hokkaido & Osaka Itinerary

8 days in Tokyo, Hokkaido & Osaka Itinerary

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8 days in Tokyo, Hokkaido & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore

3
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Tokyo is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Tokyo at 14°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
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 2nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hakodate itinerary maker .

You can fly from Tokyo to Hakodate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Hakodate is little chillier than Tokyo - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama), Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara) and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Dotonbori.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip site .

You can fly from Hakodate to Osaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hakodate in January; daily highs in Osaka reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Kofuku-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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