13 days in Sapporo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

13 days in Sapporo, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church & Otaru Canal). There's much more to do: walk around Odori Park, get outside with Maruyama Genshirin, take in nature's colorful creations at Hakkogakuen Hanashobupark, and contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu.

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Tokyo to Sapporo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more), Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Kobe) and Nishinomiya (Nishinomiya Kitayama Botanical Garden & Hakutakarokusuien). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and stop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Osaka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Sapporo in March, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Osaka: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Arashiyama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and visit Gion.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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