18 days in Japan Itinerary

18 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 8 nights
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Okinawa City
— 1 night
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Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 2 nights

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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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo DisneySea. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Paris, France to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Paris to Tokyo. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Osaka.

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Disney Park / Activity
Tokyo Disneyland
4.3
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Disney Park / Activity
Tokyo DisneySea
4.3

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Nijo Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Himeji (Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, Himeji Castle, &more), Kyoto (Sanjusangendo Temple, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Todai-ji Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, look for gifts at Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, and find something for the whole family at SpaWorld.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka visit app.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Wildlife Area
Nara Park
4.5

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Okinawa City

Okinawa City ©
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. On the 28th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Southeast Botanical Gardens, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and finally get to know the resident critters at Okinawa Zoo & Museum. On the next day, get your bearings at Michi-no-Eki Kadena, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Zampa, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo, then stroll around Busena Marine Park, and finally kick back and relax at Sunset Beach.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Okinawa City vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Okinawa City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Zoo
Okinawa Zoo & Museum
3.8
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Cape Manzamo
3.8

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 30th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then meet the residents at Noboribetsu Bear Park, then take in the natural beauty of Oyunuma, and finally don't miss a visit to Cape Chikyu.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Noboribetsu journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okinawa City to Noboribetsu. In April, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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Geologic Formation
Jigokudani
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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.
Family-friendly places like Odori Park and Sapporo Clock Tower will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Denuki Koji, Otaru Canal, &more). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, find something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maruyama Zoo, and ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planning website.

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Sapporo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Noboribetsu in May, Sapporo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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Water Body
Otaru Canal
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Ski Area
Okurayama Lookout
4.4

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