17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Osaka
— 6 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
3
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
5
Sapporo
— 3 nights

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka and Hankyu Umeda Honten. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hase-dera Temple and Honen-in. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Miho Museum (in Koka), Otsu (Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple) & Ishiyamadera Temple) and Omishonin Street (in Omihachiman). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, stroll around Kemasakuranomiya Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omiwa Shrine, and steep yourself in history at Daikaku-ji.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Osaka travel planner.

Sapporo to Osaka is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sapporo in March, you will find days in Osaka are much hotter (57°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (41°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Otsu, Sakurai, Miho Museum, Nishinomiya Shrine
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Ishiyamadera Temple ©
Ishiyamadera Temple
Jojakkoji Temple ©
Jojakkoji Temple
Gio-ji Temple ©
Gio-ji Temple

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirakami Shrine, examine the collection at Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Asse, then browse the different shops at Ekie, then see the interesting displays at Honkawa Peace Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Shopping · Museums · Spas
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Asse ©
Asse
Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum ©
Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum
Ekie ©
Ekie

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Escape the urban bustle at Otome Toge and Mt. Kintoki. Step off the beaten path and head to Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja and Narukawa Art Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakone-machi: Fujiyoshida (Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, Chureito Pagoda, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Lalique Museum Hakone, explore the world behind art at Hakone Museum of Art, hike along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choanji Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hakone-machi using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Hiroshima to Hakone-machi in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Hiroshima in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fujiyoshida
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Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja
Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine ©
Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine
Choanji Temple ©
Choanji Temple

2
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.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, view the masterpieces at TOKYO Samurai Kembu, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyu Kaneiji Five-Storied Pagoda, and finally stroll around Kitanomaru Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in March, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (58°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Classes
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TOKYO Samurai Kembu ©
TOKYO Samurai Kembu
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center ©
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center
Kyu Kaneiji Five-Storied Pagoda ©
Kyu Kaneiji Five-Storied Pagoda

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.
Shop till you drop at Hakko Gakuen Farm Market, Original Deli Products and Sunagawa Highway Oasis. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tomioka Catholic Church and Kyu Sumitomo Akabiratanko Koguchi Yokujo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Somes saddle Sunagawa Factory and Showroom (in Sunagawa), Arte Piazza Bibai (in Bibai) and Kutchan-cho (Spas & White Isle Niseko). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Shrine Tongu, contemplate the long history of Important Cultural Properties at Hokkaido University Botanical Garden Museum, browse the different shops at Sapproro Apia JR Tower, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Sapporo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Tokyo in March, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from 35°F by day to 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Sunagawa, Kutchan-cho, Kyu Sumitomo Akabiratanko Koguchi Yokujo, Arte Piazza Bibai, Tomioka Catholic Church
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Hokkaido Shrine Tongu ©
Hokkaido Shrine Tongu
Arte Piazza Bibai ©
Arte Piazza Bibai
Sunagawa Highway Oasis ©
Sunagawa Highway Oasis

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