8 days in Tokyo, Sapporo & Yokohama Itinerary

8 days in Tokyo, Sapporo & Yokohama Itinerary

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8 days in Tokyo, Sapporo & Yokohama Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
plane:  4​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
2
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  30​min
4
Yokohama
— 1 night
plane:  4​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

few
hours
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.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, then shop like a local with Ginza, and then see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour itinerary builder site .

Manila, Philippines to Tokyo is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ginza ©
Ginza
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum

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 11th (Sun), get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then take a stroll through Susukino, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Shrine Tongu. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hokkaido University Former Sapporo Agricultural School and Library, then ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, then stroll through Odori Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Clock Tower (Tokei-dai).

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Sapporo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tokyo in August, things will get slightly colder in Sapporo: highs are around 27°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Thermal Spas

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nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tokyo National Museum and Asakusa Shrine. Step out of the city life by going to Shirasato Central Beach and Mt. Takao. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Old Villa of Dembee Kamiya in Inage in Chiba--about 1h 05 min away. Enjoy Tokyo some more: wander the streets of Harajuku Takeshita-dori, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, examine the collection at The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, and engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner .

You can fly from Sapporo to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Sapporo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trips

Old Villa of Dembee Kamiya in Inage, Mt. Takao, Shirasato Central Beach
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao

1
night
Yokohama

Yokohama
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
For reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Yokohama trip site .

Yokohama is very close to Tokyo. In August, daily temperatures in Yokohama can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will leave for home on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

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