16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  9​h
2
Sapporo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Toyako-cho
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Kawagoe-cho
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in October, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 18°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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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.
You've added Maruyama Park, Jozankei Dam, Jozankei Futami Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sun), take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, then examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum, and then take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, stop by Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, hunt for treasures at Sankaku Market, then get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park, and finally walk around Odori Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sapporo online vacation planner .

Fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tokyo in October, things will get a bit cooler in Sapporo: highs are around 15°C and lows about 11°C. On the 16th (Wed), you're off toNoboribetsu.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 16th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Hiyoriyama Viewing Platform and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, then find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Katta Shrine.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Noboribetsu day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Noboribetsu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Noboribetsu sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Toyako-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oku no Yu ©
Oku no Yu
Katta Shrine ©
Katta Shrine

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night
Toyako-cho

Toyako-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Silo Viewing Platform, then get lost in a book at Mizumi Reading House, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Toyako-cho trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Toyako-cho takes an hour. In October in Toyako-cho, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Hirosaki.

Things to do in Toyako-cho

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Toya
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Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

1
night
Kawagoe-cho

Kawagoe-cho
To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kawagoe-cho trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hirosaki to Kawagoe-cho. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hirosaki in October, with highs in Kawagoe-cho at 26°C and lows at 19°C. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Kawagoe-cho

Parks Outdoors Shopping
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6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Hakone-machi to see The Hakone Open-Air Museum about 2 hours away. See even more of Tokyo: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Odaiba, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and stroll around Ueno Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tokyo vacation site .

You can drive from Kawagoe-cho to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Hakone Open-Air Museum
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

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