13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Hakodate
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 3 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.
For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo tour planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Sapporo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March, expect Sapporo to be colder, temps between 1°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Spas · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
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Park
Odori Park
4.1
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
3.9
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Water Body
Otaru Canal
3.7

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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 20th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, take a stroll through Motomachi, stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: test the waters at a local thermal spa, pause for some photo ops at Tadataka Ino Memorial Monument, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Hakodate Observatory, then contemplate the long history of Iai Kindergarten, and finally steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hakodate road trip tool.

Getting from Sapporo to Hakodate by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sapporo in March, expect nights in Hakodate to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:
Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Motomachi
4.4
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Mountain
Mount Hakodate
4.4
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Observation Deck
Goryokaku Tower
4.2

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, and then take a stroll through Odaiba District. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then take a stroll through Akihabara, then have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planning app.

You can fly from Hakodate to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakodate in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Odaiba District
4.2
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Neighborhood
Ginza
4.0
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Neighborhood
Akihabara
3.9

3
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, stop by Arashiyama, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planning app.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Must see
Gion
4.1
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Neighborhood
Arashiyama
4.3
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Neighborhood
Pontocho District
4.1

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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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Himeji (Himeji Park, Himeji Castle, &more) and Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Dotombori District, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, and get a taste of the local shopping with Minami (Namba).

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip maker site.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0

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