16 days in Osaka, Sapporo & Tokyo Itinerary

16 days in Osaka, Sapporo & Tokyo Itinerary

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Osaka
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Sapporo
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Tokyo
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more) and Kyoto (Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, admire the masterpieces at Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Ukiyokoji Street, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Osaka visit website.

Manila, Philippines to Osaka is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Manila in December, with highs in Osaka at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church & Otaru Canal). And it doesn't end there: walk around Odori Park, examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and get outside with Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Sapporo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Osaka in December, expect nights in Sapporo to be slightly colder, around -2°C, while days are cooler, around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Classes

Side Trip

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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tokyo tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Sapporo in December, plan for warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 14°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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