20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11 h
1
Sapporo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Niseko-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Singapore

1
night
Sapporo

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.
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 11-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
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:

3
nights
Asahikawa

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 Akadake Ginsendai. Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine and Hachijo Starffin Street will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamikawa-cho (Onsen Resorts & Fudo Rock) and Higashikawa-cho (Sugatami no Ike Lake, Susoaidaira, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Asahikawashi Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Takasagosyuzo, and shop like a local with Asahikawa Design Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Asahikawa trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Kamikawa-cho
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Akadake Ginsendai ©
Akadake Ginsendai
Yukomanbetsu Swamp ©
Yukomanbetsu Swamp
Kamikawa Shrine ©
Kamikawa Shrine

2
nights
Noboribetsu

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, thenexplore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, thentake 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, thentake 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 take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hokkaido Toyako Summit Memorial Museum, Onsen Resorts, Zenkoji Temple, Mt. Usu
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Zenkoji Temple ©
Zenkoji Temple

2
nights
Hakodate

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.
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, thentake an in-depth tour of Hakodate City Museum of Photographic History, thentake 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, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St.John's Church Hakodate, thenadmire 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 take a train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 Parks

Side Trip

Trappist Monasteries
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries
Kyu Soma-tei ©
Kyu Soma-tei

1
night
Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
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, thentrot along with a tour on horseback, thenhead 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
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort
Hokkaido Backcountry Club ©
Hokkaido Backcountry Club
Soga Hokuei Stone Circle ©
Soga Hokuei Stone Circle

3
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fushimi Inari Shrine and Royce' Chocolate World. 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), Bibai (Bibai Tondenheioku, Old Sakurai Family House, &more) and Chitose (Shima no Hito, Steiff Nature World, &more). See even more of Sapporo: see the interesting displays at The Hokkaido University Museum, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Niseko-cho to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Traveling from Niseko-cho in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sapporo, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Chitose, Otaru, Bibai
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Royce' Chocolate World ©
Royce' Chocolate World
The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum

6
nights
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Chidorigafuchi. Popular historic sites such as Senso-ji Temple and Kencho-ji Temple are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Hokoku-ji Temple Bamboo Grove, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), &more), Fujiyoshida (Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, &more) and Katori (Fukushin Dry Goods Store, Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, and stop by Ueno District.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Sapporo - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Fujiyoshida, Katori
Find places to stay May 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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