30 days in Japan Itinerary

30 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday planner

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Sapporo
— 11 nights
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Tokyo
— 8 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Sapporo

— 11 nights

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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.
Get outdoors at Sapporo Teine and Nidom Classic Course. Popular historic sites such as Hokkaido Jingu and Fushimi Inari Shrine are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church, Sankaku Market, &more), Tomakomai (Katsura Gulf Club & Lake Utonai Sanctuary) and Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima (in Kitahiroshima). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World, buy something for everyone on your list at Sapporo Factory, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Teine, and take a peaceful walk through Tonden Windbreak Forest.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip maker app.

Quebec City, Canada to Sapporo is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Quebec City to Sapporo. In December, daytime highs in Sapporo are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 31:

Tokyo

— 8 nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at teamLab☆Planets and Mori Art Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza Itoya Hontren and teamLab Borderless. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Ubuyagasaki, Saiko Lake, &more), Fujiyoshida (Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja & Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine) and Yamanakako Bungaku no Mori Park (in Yamanakako-mura). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), make a trip to Hozomon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday maker tool.

Getting from Sapporo to Tokyo by train takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Sapporo in January, you will find days in Tokyo are much hotter (11°C), and nights are a bit warmer (1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 9:

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Nishi Honganji. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shimogamo Jinja and Kamigamo Shrine. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Gion, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyoto Ebisu Shrine, and see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Kyoto are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Osaka

— 3 nights
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.
Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Hankyu Umeda Honten. Discover out-of-the-way places like Toshodai-ji Temple and Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Harushika Brewery & Nara Park) and Isonokami Jingu (in Tenri). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In January in Osaka, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

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.