10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Narita
— 1 day
fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yoichi-cho
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Niseko-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
6
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Narita

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Narita International Airport Terminal 1. On the 4th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Narita International Airport Terminal 1, contemplate the long history of Naritasan Omote Sando, and then steep yourself in history at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Narita trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Narita is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Narita reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites
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Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple

2
nights
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 Hokkaido Jingu, Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery and Otaru Canal. On the 4th (Wed), examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum and then get great views at Mt. Moiwa.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Narita to Sapporo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Narita in December, you will find days in Sapporo are cooler (0°C), and nights are little chillier (-2°C). You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Yoichi-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu
Sapporo Beer Museum ©
Sapporo Beer Museum

few
hours
Yoichi-cho

Yoichi-cho ©
You've now added Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yoichi-cho trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Yoichi-cho takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Yoichi-cho can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Yoichi-cho

Breweries & Distilleries
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

2
nights
Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Michi-no-Eki Niseko View Plaza as well as Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get outside with Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): hit the slopes at Niseko Village Pure, then get outside with Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, and then get all the information you need at Michi-no-Eki Niseko View Plaza.

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Traveling by car from Yoichi-cho to Niseko-cho takes 1.5 hours. In December in Niseko-cho, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place
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1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jigokudani, Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath and Lake Toya. On the 8th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Toya, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and finally make a trip to Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Noboribetsu trip builder tool .

Drive from Niseko-cho to Noboribetsu in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Noboribetsu can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Lake Toya
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, Shibuya Crossing, Akihabara, and other attractions. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo driving holiday website .

Getting from Noboribetsu to Tokyo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Noboribetsu in December: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Nightlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Music Bar 45 ©
Music Bar 45

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