17 days in East Asia Itinerary

17 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan attractions planner

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hakodate
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Asakusa Shrine and Mitsumine Shrine. Let the collections at Fire Museum and Kanda Myojin capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Pola Museum of Art (in Hakone-machi), Kencho-ji Temple (in Kamakura) and Kiyose Sunflower Farm (in Kiyose). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, stop by Yanaka District, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, and wander the streets of Ueno District.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, things will get slightly colder in Tokyo: highs are around 58°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:

Kyoto

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Miho Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Nango Suisan Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-in Temple, then steep yourself in history at Keage Incline, then contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.

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You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Osaka

— 2 nights
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.
On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at Mint Museum, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then look for gifts at Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka itinerary builder.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

Sapporo

— 2 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
Royce' Chocolate World and The Hokkaido University Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Rusutsu Resort Ski and Sky Museum, New Chitose Airport. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Sapporo Teine, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fudachu Oroshi Center, and get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sapporo trip maker app.

Getting from Osaka to Sapporo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Osaka in April, plan for cooler days in Sapporo, with highs around 47°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

Hakodate

— 1 night

City of Lights

A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hakodate route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Hakodate are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. You will leave for Tokyo on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Tokyo

— 4 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba District and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Escape the urban bustle at Jogashima Island and Sarushima Island (Monkey Island). Venture out of the city with trips to Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) (in Kamakura), Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa) and Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi (in Hayama-machi). See some other sides of Tokyo: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, take a stroll through Ginza, shop like a local with Asakusa, and don't miss a visit to KidZania Tokyo.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip app.

Getting from Hakodate to Tokyo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hakodate in April, with highs in Tokyo at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12: