17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Hakodate
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Asakusa Shrine and Ueno District. Do your shopping at Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko) and Toyosu Market. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, get answers to all your questions at Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, get a new perspective on things with Tokyo Cruise (Sumida River), and admire the landmark architecture of Harajuku Station.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo travel itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 17 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, things will get little chillier in Tokyo: highs are around 58°F and lows about 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:

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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 day by day itinerary now includes Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Ryoanji Temple, Gion, and other attractions you added. On the 1st (Wed), contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Kiyamachi Samboa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, walk around Nara Park, and then wander the streets of Gion.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens as well as Himeji Castle. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, then get a taste of the local shopping with Midosuji Street, and then visit Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle and then admire the natural beauty at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip maker website.

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Sapporo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sapporo Clock Tower as well as Sapporo Beer Museum. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip planning app.

Fly from Osaka to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Osaka in April, expect nights in Sapporo to be slightly colder, around 43°F, while days are cooler, around 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Hakodate. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): wander the streets of Motomachi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakodate trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Hakodate are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

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Tokyo

You've now added Inokashira Park to your itinerary.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tokyo day trip app.

You can take a train from Hakodate to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hakodate in April, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 67°F and 51°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.