11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Otaru
— 3 nights
2
Niseko-cho
— 2 nights
3
Shiraoi-cho
— 1 night
4
Sapporo
— 3 nights

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt.Tengu, make a trip to JR Otaru Station, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, and finally delve into the distant past at Oshoro Annular Stone. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Otaru Aquarium, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, thenhunt for treasures at Sankaku Market, and finally steep yourself in history at The Site of Temiya Line.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Otaru road trip planning tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Otaru is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Otaru is 1 hour. In October, Otaru is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Mt.Tengu ©
Mt.Tengu
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building ©
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stop by Kanrosui, thenhead outdoors with Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, thenfly down the slopes at Niseko Village Ski Resort, and finally get outside with Hokkaido Backcountry Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, explore the activities along Lake Toya, thenplay a few rounds at Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park, and finally stroll around Fukidashi Park.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Niseko-cho online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Otaru to Niseko-cho takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Shiraoi-cho.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Fukidashi Park, Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park, Lake Toya, Onsen Resorts
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Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort
Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park ©
Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park
Hokkaido Backcountry Club ©
Hokkaido Backcountry Club

1
night
Shiraoi-cho

Shiraoi-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): meet the residents at Noboribetsu Bear Park, take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, thenindulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally see the interesting displays at Shiraoi Ainu Musuem and Village.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shiraoi-cho day trip planning website.

Getting from Niseko-cho to Shiraoi-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Niseko-cho in October, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Shiraoi-cho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shiraoi-cho

Parks Baths Spas

Side Trip

Noboribetsu
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Noboribetsu Bear Park ©
Noboribetsu Bear Park
Onsen Resorts

3
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.
Get outdoors at Mt. Moiwa and Okurayama Lookout. Family-friendly places like Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building will thrill your kids. When in Sapporo, make a side trip to see Spas in Chitose, approximately Chitose away. There's much more to do: walk around Odori Park, get engrossed in the history at Fukuzumi Pioneering Memorial Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower, and get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Shiraoi-cho to Sapporo takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Shiraoi-cho in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sapporo, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Spas
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

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