10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Train:  6 h
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
train:  5 h
2
Sapporo
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
3
Otaru
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
4
Sapporo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Hokuryu-cho
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
6
Sapporo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Furano
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
8
Sapporo
— 1 night
Train:  9 h
9
Sendai
— 1 night
train:  4 h
10
Nagoya
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
11
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
12
Nara
— 1 day
Train:  1 h
13
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
14
Kobe
— Few hours
Train:  30 min
15
Osaka
— 1 night
End: Osaka

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Daimon Yokocho, Motomachi, Hakodate Morning Market, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): shop like a local with Hakodate Meiji-kan, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, take a stroll through Motomachi, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Daimon Yokocho.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Hakodate attractions planner.

Tokyo to Hakodate is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in August; daily highs in Hakodate reach 28°C and lows reach 23°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
Hachimanzaka ©
Hachimanzaka
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tanukikoji Shopping Street. On the 21st (Wed), shop like a local with Tanukikoji Shopping Street.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Sapporo trip website .

Getting from Hakodate to Sapporo by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. August in Sapporo sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Otaru.

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping
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Tanukikoji Shopping Street ©
Tanukikoji Shopping Street

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Otaru

Otaru ©
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.
You've now added Sankaku Market to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sankaku Market.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Otaru online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Sapporo to Otaru in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Otaru

Shopping Parks Nature
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Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building ©
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sankaku Market ©
Sankaku Market

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©
Shiroi Koibito Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): find something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park.

Plan trip to Sapporo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Otaru to Sapporo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Hokuryu-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Theme Parks
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Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

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Hokuryu-cho

Hokuryu-cho
On the 23rd (Fri), get outside with Himawari no Sato and then don't miss a visit to Michi-no-Eki Sunflower Hokuryu.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hokuryu-cho day trip site .

You can drive from Sapporo to Hokuryu-cho in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hokuryu-cho

Outdoors
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Sapporo

Sapporo ©
Sapporo TV Tower has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo TV Tower.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Sapporo trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Hokuryu-cho to Sapporo in 2 hours. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Furano.
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Sapporo TV Tower ©
Sapporo TV Tower

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day
Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
You've now added Tomita Melon House to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, then relax in the rural setting at Tomita Melon House, and then stop by Campana Rokkatei.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Furano itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sapporo to Furano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sapporo in August, plan for little chillier nights in Furano, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Nakafurano-cho
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Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei
Tomita Melon House ©
Tomita Melon House

1
night
Sapporo

Sapporo
To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip maker website .

Getting from Furano to Sapporo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Furano in August, Sapporo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Sendai.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sendai

Sendai
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sendai road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Sendai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagoya.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osu Shopping Street as well as Nagoya City Science Museum. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum and then don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip builder app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Sendai to Nagoya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Sendai in August, expect nights in Nagoya to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nagoya

Childrens Museums Museums
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Nagoya City Science Museum ©
Nagoya City Science Museum
Osu Shopping Street ©
Osu Shopping Street

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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 other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary app .

Getting from Nagoya to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Nagoya in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yoshikien. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stroll through Yoshikien, walk around Nara Park, steep yourself in history at Todai-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nara trip maker .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

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Osaka

Osaka
To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip site .

Getting from Nara to Osaka by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 28th (Wed), shop like a local with Kobe Harborland and then take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

Find out how to plan Kobe trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Kobe is just a stone's throw from Osaka. When traveling from Osaka in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kobe: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland

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Osaka

Osaka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dotonbori as well as Hozenji Yokocho.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Osaka vacation maker tool .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kobe. Traveling from Kobe in August, you will find days in Osaka are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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