10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
2
Otaru
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  5​h
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore


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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, then hike along Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course, and finally walk around Odori Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo day trip planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Sapporo to be cooler, temps between 0°C and -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Otaru.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

1
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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.
On the 18th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Asarigawa Onsen Winter Resort, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tomioka Catholic Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Otaru trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Otaru takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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 19th (Thu): make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea, and then make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and then make a trip to Tokyo Tower.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online visit planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Otaru to Tokyo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Otaru in December, you will find days in Tokyo are much hotter (14°C), and nights are a bit warmer (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and finally take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Monument of the Atomic Bomb Sacrifice Hiroshima, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, then appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then look and learn at Hiroshima Children's Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine Torii, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima journey builder website .

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Hiroshima Children's Museum ©
Hiroshima Children's Museum
Asa Zoological Park ©
Asa Zoological Park

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