11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Bangkok

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Kyusambashi and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hakodate holiday planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Hakodate is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Hakodate. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in July; daily highs in Hakodate reach 26°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), then wander the streets of Susukino, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Odori Park. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), then take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

3
nights
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 29th (Sun): go for a walk through Shikisai no Oka, explore the activities along Blue Pond, and then cruise along Ken & Mary Tree. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village, and then don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Asahikawa trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Biei-cho
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond

4
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Kitchen Japanese Cooking Class as well as Tokyo Disneyland. Bring the kids along to Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo Sea Life Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ueno Park, wander the streets of Odaiba, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary builder site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Tokyo is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in July: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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