15 days in Sapporo & Tokyo Itinerary

15 days in Sapporo & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  17 h
1
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Tokyo
— 9 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: London

4
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.
Step out of Sapporo to go to Otaru and see Otaru Canal, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Odori Park, take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sapporo itinerary planning site.

London, UK to Sapporo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Sapporo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Sapporo to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Spas Museums

Side Trip

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

9
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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Kōtoku-in & Hase-dera Temple), Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) (in Hakone-machi) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, and walk around Ueno Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tokyo, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sapporo to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Sapporo in December: highs in Tokyo hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Tokyo Disneyland, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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