34 days in Japan Itinerary

34 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Hakodate
— 2 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
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Obihiro
— 1 night
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Nemuro
— 2 nights
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Abashiri
— 2 nights
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Asahikawa
— 1 night
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Wakkanai
— 2 nights
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Rishiri-cho
— 1 night
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Rebun-cho
— 1 night
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Shari-cho
— 3 nights
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Sapporo
— 1 night
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Otaru
— 1 night
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Toyako-cho
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to ABC Cooking Travel and Jonanjima SeasidePark. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at ERAWAN Thai Traditional Massage - Tokyo, take some stellar pictures from Daiba Park, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sengaku-ji Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo is 17 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Tours · Classes
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
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Hakodate

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 27th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Hakodate Observatory, take in the pleasant sights at Hiyori Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Kyu Soma-tei, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of life in the country at Shirotai Farm, contemplate the waterfront views at Onuma Lake, and then explore the activities along Lake Konumako.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hakodate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in September, expect Hakodate to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Water Body
Onuma Lake
4.4
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Architectural Building
Kyu Soma-tei
4.2

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokkarisho Lookout, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muroran Hachimangu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kiushito Wetland, explore the activities along Lake Fujin, pause for some photo ops at Daimoku Stone, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oku no Yu, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Noboribetsu trip builder website.

Getting from Hakodate to Noboribetsu by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Obihiro.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Geologic Formation
Jigokudani
4.1
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Onsen Resort
Onsen Resorts
4.1

1
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Obihiro

Obihiro ©
Arranged in a user-friendly grid system, Obihiro makes a convenient--if unremarkable--gateway for regional explorations.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): try to win big at Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track, see the interesting displays at Beet Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Obihiro Shrine, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Tokachi Ranch.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Obihiro trip itinerary app.

Drive from Noboribetsu to Obihiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Noboribetsu in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Obihiro: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nemuro.

Things to do in Obihiro

Casinos · Fun & Games · Baths · Museums

Side Trip

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Historic Site
Obihiro Shrine
4.0

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Nemuro

Nemuro ©
Nemuro is a city and port located in Nemuro Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Northern Natural Flower Garden, get engrossed in the history at Nemuro City Hoppo Ryodo Museum, take in panoramic vistas at AuroraTower, examine the collection at Northern Pavilion Bokyono Ie, then appreciate the history behind Hondo Saitotan Monument, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Cape Nosappu. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Shunkunitai Wild Bird Sanctuary, make a trip to Ochiishi Cape, hike along Ochiishi Cape Foot Path, then look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Swan 44 Nemuro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nemurokotohira Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Higashi Nemuro Station.

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You can drive from Obihiro to Nemuro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Nemuro can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Abashiri.

Things to do in Nemuro

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping
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Observation Deck
Cape Nosappu
4.1
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Landmark
Ochiishi Cape
4.4

2
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Abashiri

Abashiri ©
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Okhotsk Cycling Road, then examine the collection at Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, then make a trip to Abashiri Prison Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abashiri Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Abashiri Historical Museum, explore the striking landscape at Cape Notoro, then explore the activities along Lake Notoro, then take in panoramic vistas at Bihorotoge Lookout, and finally examine the collection at Higashimokoto Nyurakukan.

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You can drive from Nemuro to Abashiri in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Abashiri

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
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Geologic Formation
Cape Notoro
4.3
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Observation Deck
Bihorotoge Lookout
4.5

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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 6th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, buy something for everyone on your list at AEON MALL Asahikawa Ekimae, then make a trip to Asahikawa Station, and finally don't miss a visit to Kibana no Mori.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Asahikawa online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Abashiri to Asahikawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Abashiri, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Asahikawa, ranging from highs of 48°F to lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
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Landmark
Asahikawa Station
3.7
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Landmark
Kibana no Mori
4.4

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Wakkanai

Wakkanai ©

Wind Town

The northernmost city in the country, Wakkanai experiences constant exposure to the elements, with windy and snow-covered winters perhaps its main claim to fame on a national level.
On the 7th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Cape Noshappu, stroll around Esandomarigyoko Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Hamayuchi Rest House (Kohone House), then take in nature's colorful creations at Sarobetsu Primeval Garden, and finally test the waters at Toyotomi Onsen Fureai Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Wakkanai Footpath Wakkanai Park Hyosetsu no Mon Course, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokumon Shrine, don't miss a visit to Wakkanai Port Kita Bohatei Dome, then don't miss a visit to Soya Misaki, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Inori No to Tower.

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

You can drive from Asahikawa to Wakkanai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Asahikawa in October, you will find days in Wakkanai are somewhat warmer (54°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rishiri-cho.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Parks · Baths · Spas · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
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Rishiri-cho

Rishiri-cho ©
On the 9th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rishiri, take in panoramic vistas at Peshi Misaki Observatory, make a trip to Rishirito Natural Recreation Forest Hokuroku Camp Site, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Pon, then soak in some Japanese tradition at Rishiri Fureai Onsen, and finally don't miss a visit to Kamui Kaigan Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rishiri-cho day trip website.

You can travel from Wakkanai to Rishiri-cho in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Rishiri-cho can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rebun-cho.

Things to do in Rishiri-cho

Nature · Parks · Baths · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
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Mountain
Mount Rishiri
4.5

1
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Rebun-cho

Rebun-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Momodai Nekodai Observatory, take in the dramatic natural features at Neko Iwa Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at Jizoiwa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Minai Shrine, then make a trip to Todojima Obsevatory, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kushu Lake.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rebun-cho attractions planning app.

You can travel from Rishiri-cho to Rebun-cho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Sapporo.

Things to do in Rebun-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
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Water Body
Kushu Lake
2.5
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Religious Site
Minai Shrine
1.9

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum, stroll around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, then explore the activities along Lake Jozan, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, walk around Odori Park, stroll around Maruyama Park, then stroll around Asahiyama Kinen Koen, then take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Moiwa Peak Observatory, and finally steep yourself in history at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo trip builder site.

You can drive from Rebun-cho to Sapporo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Sapporo are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
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Water Body
Lake Jozan
4.1
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Art Museum
Sapporo Art Museum
4.1

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Mashu and Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shari-cho: Lake Rausu (in Rausu-cho), Kawakita Onsen (in Shibetsu-cho) and Teshikaga-cho (Lake Mashu First Observatory & Mt. Mashu). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, take a memorable drive along Road to Heaven, and explore the striking landscape at Godzilla Rock.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shari-cho trip planner.

You can fly from Sapporo to Shari-cho in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
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Water Body
Shiretoko Goko Lake
4.4
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Water Body
Lake Mashu
4.3

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

On the 18th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Jozan, walk around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, then admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum, then stroll around Asahiyama Kinen Koen, and finally walk around Maruyama Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo route planner.

You can fly from Shari-cho to Sapporo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Otaru.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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Water Body
Lake Jozan
4.1
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Art Museum
Sapporo Art Museum
4.1

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Otaru

Otaru ©

Town of Hills

The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): snap pictures at Asakusa Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, steep yourself in history at The Site of Temiya Line, explore the world behind art at Otaru Art Base, then examine the collection at Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tomioka Catholic Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Otaru travel route planner.

You can drive from Sapporo to Otaru in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October in Otaru, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Toyako-cho.

Things to do in Otaru

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
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Art Museum
Otaru Art Base
4.2
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Water Body
Otaru Canal
3.7
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Specialty Museum
Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan
4.0

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Toyako-cho

Toyako-cho ©
On the 20th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Silo Viewing Platform, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya, ride a horse along Lake Toya Ranch, then engage your brain at Toyako Volcano Science Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Toyako Visitor Center, and finally walk around Mt. Usu Funka Memorial Park. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Sobetsu Park, contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Usu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenkoji Temple, get answers to all your questions at Toya Mizunoeki, then get outside with Hokkaido Backcountry Club, and finally ponder the design of Yoteino Wakimizu.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Toyako-cho route app.

Traveling by car from Otaru to Toyako-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Toyako-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
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Water Body
Lake Toya
4.3
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Volcano
Mt. Usu
4.6
Observation Deck
Silo Viewing Platform
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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Japan Wonder Travel and Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Nipponmaru Memorial Park (in Minatomirai) and NYK Hikawamaru (in Yokohama). See some other sides of Tokyo: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire the natural beauty at Hotel New Otani Japanese Garden, make a trip to Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Toyako-cho to Tokyo. In October, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Toyako-cho - with highs of 72°F and lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
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Must see
Tokyo Tower
4.2

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