14 days in East Asia Itinerary

14 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Niseko-cho
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Niseko-cho
— 4 nights
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Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Osaka International Airport, Drive to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nara
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Niseko-cho

— 4 nights

Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido

Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Change things up with these side-trips from Niseko-cho: Niseko Hanazono Resort (in Kutchan-cho) and Rusutsu Resort Ski (in Rusutsu-mura). There's much more to do: get outside with Hokkaido Backcountry Club, fly down the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, stroll through Niseko Village Ski Resort, and get a dose of the wild on Niseko Outdoor Center.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Niseko-cho attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to Niseko-cho is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Niseko-cho due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Niseko-cho at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and stop by Arashiyama.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip maker website.

Explore your travel options from Niseko-cho to Kyoto with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Niseko-cho in May, with highs in Kyoto at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

Nara

— 2 nights

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Todaiji Keidaicho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, then walk around Nara Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nara route planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nara when traveling from Kyoto in May, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Tokyo

— 4 nights
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Nara to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nara in May, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Tokyo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay May 10 — 14: