13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo — 5 nights

Head to Ginza Itoya Hontren and Ginzafor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ueno District and Kanda Jimbocho Bookstore Area. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, get a taste of the local shopping with Ebisu Garden Place, browse the different shops at TOKYO Solamachi, and browse the range of quality goods at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip builder tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Tokyo is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Tokyo at 14°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Noboribetsu.
Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
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Noboribetsu — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenkoji Temple, ride a horse along Lake Toya Ranch, get a new perspective on nature at Toyako Visitor Center, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Sanlaiva Ski Area.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Noboribetsu road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in December, things will get slightly colder in Noboribetsu: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kutchan-cho.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours
Side Trips
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Kutchan-cho — 2 nights

On the 25th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Kutchan Natural History Museum, head outdoors with White Isle Niseko, fly down the slopes at Niseko Village Ski Resort, then fly down the slopes at Niseko Tokyu Grand HIRAFU, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at Boot Solutions Niseko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort and then take an in-depth tour of Arishima Memorial Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kutchan-cho trip planner.

Getting from Noboribetsu to Kutchan-cho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Noboribetsu in December, you will find days in Kutchan-cho are slightly colder (0°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hakodate.
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Hakodate — 3 nights

City of Lights

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, wander the streets of Motomachi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.John's Church Hakodate, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Funadama Shrine, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, take an in-depth tour of Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakodate Hachiman Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Hakodate trip maker app.

Drive from Kutchan-cho to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Japan travel guide

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.

Hokkaido travel guide

Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.