20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 1 night
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Asahikawa
— 3 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
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Hakodate
— 2 nights
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Niseko-cho
— 1 night
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Sapporo
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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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.
To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip site.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in April, expect Sapporo to be much colder, temps between 9°C and 7°C. You'll set off for Asahikawa on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:

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Asahikawa

Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Explore hidden gems such as Kamikawa Shrine and Asahikawashi Museum. Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine and Hachijo Starffin Street will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamikawa-cho (Onsen Resorts, Akadake Ginsendai, &more) and Higashikawa-cho (Sugatami no Ike Lake, Susoaidaira, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Takasagosyuzo, and don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Design Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa trip builder site.

Drive from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Asahikawa can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

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Noboribetsu

Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 28th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Kiushito Wetland, stop by Noboribetsu Dairy Farm, take in the natural beauty of Taisho Jigoku, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, then take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yuzawa Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Hokkaido Toyako Summit Memorial Museum, get impressive views of Mt. Usu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenkoji Temple, pause for some photo ops at Daimoku Stone, then take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu vacation builder website.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in April, expect nights in Noboribetsu to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, shop like a local with Hakodate Meiji-kan, steep yourself in history at Old Kaitaku Hakodate Shicho Shosekiko, then take an in-depth tour of Hakodate City Museum of Photographic History, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappist Monasteries, and finally stop by Hakodate Tsutaya Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, catch the contagious excitement of Hakodate Horse Racetrack, steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.John's Church Hakodate, then admire the landmark architecture of Kyu Soma-tei, and finally take a stroll through Motomachi.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Shopping · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

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Niseko-cho

Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido

Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Soga Hokuei Stone Circle, fly down the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, head outdoors with Niseko Village Ski Resort, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then head outdoors with Hokkaido Backcountry Club, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arishima Memorial Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Niseko-cho day trip site.

You can drive from Hakodate to Niseko-cho in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Niseko-cho can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:

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Sapporo

CIty of Ramen

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fushimi Inari Shrine and The Hokkaido University Museum. Shop till you drop at Sankaku Market and Otaru City Meeting Hall. Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (Otaru Miyakodori Shopping District, Otaru-shi General Museum, &more), Sorachi Shrine (in Bibai) and Chitose (Shima no Hito, Royce' Chocolate World, &more). See even more of Sapporo: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery, don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo tour planning website.

Drive from Niseko-cho to Sapporo in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sapporo when traveling from Niseko-cho in May, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Chidorigafuchi. Popular historic sites such as Senso-ji Temple and Nezu Shrine are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Fujiyoshida (Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, &more), Katori (Fukushin Dry Goods Store, Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori, &more) and Kamakura (Hokoku-ji Temple Bamboo Grove, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ueno District, contemplate the long history of Sengaku-ji Temple, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, and visit Yanaka District.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sapporo to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in May: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 12:

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.