11 days in Tokyo, Hokkaido & Kyoto Itinerary

11 days in Tokyo, Hokkaido & Kyoto Itinerary

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11 days in Tokyo, Hokkaido & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Teshikaga-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Shari-cho
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sapporo
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  1​h 30​min
5
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Samurai Armor Photo Studio and Hama Rikyu Gardens. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Narita to see Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zojo-ji Temple, and see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip builder app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in May; daily highs in Tokyo reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple

1
night
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Kussharo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mashu, and then take in panoramic vistas at Mashu Third Observatory.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Teshikaga-cho online journey maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Tokyo to Teshikaga-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May, Teshikaga-cho is a bit cooler than Tokyo - with highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature
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Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu
Lake Kussharo ©
Lake Kussharo
Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory ©
Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory

1
night
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
On the 8th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall and then explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Shari-cho travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. In May in Shari-cho, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, then walk around Nakajima Park, then hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Jingu.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sapporo online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shari-cho to Sapporo in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Sapporo, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu
Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38 ©
Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Motomachi, and finally make a trip to Hachimanzaka.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakodate route maker tool .

Getting from Sapporo to Hakodate by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. May in Hakodate sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Hachimanzaka ©
Hachimanzaka
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from Hakodate in May, things will get a bit warmer in Kyoto: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nanzen-ji Temple ©
Nanzen-ji Temple

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