13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Motobu-cho
— 1 night
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
5
Sapporo
— 3 nights

1
night
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, thenwalk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and finally snap pictures at Kouri Ohashi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Motobu-cho day trip site.

Singapore, Singapore to Motobu-cho is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Motobu-cho. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: highs in Motobu-cho hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kouri Ohashi
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi

2
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 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, head off the coast to Miyajima, and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Hiroshima online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Motobu-cho to Hiroshima takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Motobu-cho in December: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kinkaku-ji, &more). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Osaka road trip tool.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Osaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Kyoto
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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.
Attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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.
On the 16th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, walk around Odori Park, thenfind something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park, thenexplore the activities along Otaru Canal, and finally fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Shrine Tongu, thentake an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo online travel route planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Tokyo in December, plan for colder days in Sapporo, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Otaru Canal, Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

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