12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
3
Sapporo
— 1 night
4
Hakodate
— 2 nights
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights


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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.
On the 10th (Wed), visit Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, wander the streets of Ginza, and then admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Asakusa, and then take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo itinerary planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in October: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
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Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

2
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake and then explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Shiretoko Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Oronko Rock.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Shari-cho travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Shari-cho by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in October: high temperatures in Shari-cho hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls
Shiretoko Nature Center ©
Shiretoko Nature Center

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Tanukikoji Shopping Street and then look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sapporo road trip planning app.

Fly from Shari-cho to Sapporo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Sapporo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building
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Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu
Tanukikoji Shopping Street ©
Tanukikoji Shopping Street

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.
On the 16th (Tue), hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, thensteep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Motomachi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hakodate trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Hakodate are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Dotombori District in Dotombori, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hakodate in October; daily highs in Kyoto reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Dotombori District
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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