26 days in Japan Itinerary

26 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 4 nights
2
Osaka
— 5 nights
3
Hakodate
— 1 night
4
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
5
Sapporo
— 3 nights
6
Asahikawa
— 1 night
7
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
8
Tokyo
— 7 nights


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4
nights
Kyoto

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion. Do your shopping at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Kyoto Station Building. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Kurama.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip site.

London, UK to Kyoto is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, things will get a bit warmer in Kyoto: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

5
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Dotombori District or Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. Step out of the city life by going to Nara Park and Mt. Wakakusa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Kobe (Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), &more) and Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, don't miss a visit to Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and take a stroll through Minami (Namba).

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka journey app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Kobe, Mt. Koya
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): wander the streets of Motomachi, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Hakodate driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Osaka to Hakodate by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Osaka in November, with highs in Hakodate at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Mount Hakodate
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 22nd (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Noboribetsu trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Noboribetsu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Okurayama Lookout and Mt. Moiwa. Attractions like Otaru Canal and Lake Shikotsu make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: stop by Susukino, walk around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, and make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Noboribetsu in November, plan for little chillier days in Sapporo, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Shikotsu, Otaru Canal
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): hit the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, and then get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asahikawa trip planner.

Drive from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sapporo in November: high temperatures in Asahikawa hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo

2
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
On the 27th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Shiretoko Beach and then admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shiretoko Nature Center, thenexplore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shari-cho online trip maker.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Shari-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Asahikawa in November, you will find days in Shari-cho are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Senso-ji Temple and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Family-friendly places like Tokyo Disneyland and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Asakusa, visit Akihabara, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Shari-cho to Tokyo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shari-cho in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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