15 days in Hong Kong, Japan & Busan Itinerary

15 days in Hong Kong, Japan & Busan Itinerary

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15 days in Hong Kong, Japan & Busan Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  18​h 15​min
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Hong Kong, China
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Okinawa City, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Hakodate, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Shakotan-cho, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Kutchan-cho, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Sapporo, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Bamboo Scenes and then wander the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Repulse Bay, trek along Hong Kong Trail, and then wander the streets of Soho.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hong Kong visit planner.

Toronto, Canada to Hong Kong is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hong Kong Time, which is usually a 13 hour difference. In April, Hong Kong is warmer than Toronto - with highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods
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Repulse Bay ©
Repulse Bay
Tsim Sha Tsui ©
Tsim Sha Tsui
Soho ©
Soho

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Okinawa City, Japan

Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo, then stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Sefa-Utaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Busena Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Okinawa City trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hong Kong to Okinawa City. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, Okinawa City is slightly colder than Hong Kong - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Onna-son, Busena Beach, Sefa-Utaki
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki
Busena Beach ©
Busena Beach

1
night
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then get great views at Mt. Kurama, then make a trip to Heian Shrine, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okinawa City to Kyoto. Traveling from Okinawa City in April, things will get slightly colder in Kyoto: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Mt. Kurama ©
Mt. Kurama
Heian Shrine ©
Heian Shrine

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Tokyo, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Chidorigafuchi, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ueno Zoo, then take a stroll through Ginza, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Meguro River.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Ueno Zoo ©
Ueno Zoo
Ginza ©
Ginza
Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi

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Hakodate, Japan

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 22nd (Mon): wander the streets of Motomachi, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappist Monasteries, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, contemplate the long history of Kyu Soma-tei, then admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, and finally catch the contagious excitement of Hakodate Horse Racetrack.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hakodate day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hakodate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tokyo in April, with highs in Hakodate at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Casinos

Side Trip

Trappist Monasteries
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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Shakotan-cho, Japan

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Cape Kamui, stroll through Shimamu Beach, and then make a trip to Cape Shakotan.

Discover how to plan a Shakotan-cho trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Shakotan-cho takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Hakodate in April, expect nights in Shakotan-cho to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

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Kutchan-cho, Japan

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll through White Isle Niseko, explore the world behind art at Keiyu Nishimura Museum of Art, and then sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Mishima's Shibazakura Garden and then hit the slopes at Niseko Outdoor Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kutchan-cho trip planner .

Drive from Shakotan-cho to Kutchan-cho in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kutchan-cho are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keiyu Nishimura Museum of Art, Niseko Outdoor Center, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Mishima's Shibazakura Garden ©
Mishima's Shibazakura Garden
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

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Sapporo, Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hokkaido University Former Sapporo Agricultural School and Library.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Sapporo are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Busan.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites Shopping
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Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Yongdusan Park, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, and finally stroll through Haeundae Beach.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Busan trip planner .

Getting from Sapporo to Busan by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sapporo in April, you will find days in Busan are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gamcheon Culture Village ©
Gamcheon Culture Village

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