10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Asahikawa
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Sapporo
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
train:  3​h
5
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore


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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple and then wander the streets of Odaiba.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Tokyo is colder than Singapore - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo 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 19th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine, then head outdoors with Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort, and finally head outdoors with Santa Present Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Asahikawa trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Asahikawa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. While traveling from Tokyo, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Asahikawa, ranging from highs of -2°C to lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort ©
Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort
Santa Present Park ©
Santa Present Park

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), then get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and finally walk around Odori Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip maker .

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Sapporo sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Noboribetsu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, wander the streets of Motomachi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, and finally don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hakodate itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Hakodate are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour app .

Getting from Hakodate to Kyoto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hakodate in December; daily highs in Kyoto reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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