22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kamikawa-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
train:  3​h
4
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Tateyama
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Kyoto
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Kamikawa-cho
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Singapore


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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Soma Shrine. Get outdoors at Okurayama Lookout and Mt. Moiwa. The adventure continues: get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sapporo St. Michael's Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sapporo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Sapporo at 6°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Baths Spas
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Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

2
nights
Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho ©
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Sounkyo Gorge, then admire the sheer force of Ginga Falls, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Akadake Ginsendai, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ryusei Falls, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Oyuki Morino Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kamikawa-cho visit planning site .

Drive from Sapporo to Kamikawa-cho in 3 hours. Traveling from Sapporo in November, expect slightly colder with lows of -1°C in Kamikawa-cho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Trails
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Sounkyo Gorge ©
Sounkyo Gorge
Onsen Resorts

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Noboribetsu trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Kamikawa-cho to Noboribetsu takes 4 hours. Traveling from Kamikawa-cho in November, expect Noboribetsu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Nature Parks Spas
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

1
night
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then wander the streets of Motomachi, then steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hakodate attractions planner .

You can take a train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Hakodate sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Asakusa. Get a sense of the local culture at Odaiba and Takeshita Street. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Hakodate to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Hakodate - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tateyama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

1
night
Tateyama

Tateyama ©
Tateyama is a city located in southern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. On the 21st (Thu), contemplate the long history of Awa Jinja, contemplate the long history of Tateyama Castle (City Museum Branch), then take in the dramatic natural features at Oki no Shima, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Daifukuji Temple (Gake Kannon).

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tateyama road trip website .

You can drive from Tokyo to Tateyama in 2 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tateyama, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tateyama

Historic Sites Beaches Nature
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Daifukuji Temple (Gake Kannon) ©
Daifukuji Temple (Gake Kannon)
Awa Jinja ©
Awa Jinja

5
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course and Fuuka-Kimono. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and walk around Yodoryokuchi Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tateyama to Kyoto. Traveling from Tateyama in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kyoto, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion

3
nights
Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Fudo Rock, take a stroll through Tokachi Mitsumata, then explore the activities along Daisetsu Kogen Swamp, and finally don't miss a visit to Ice Pavilion.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kamikawa-cho day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kyoto to Kamikawa-cho with the Route module. Traveling from Kyoto in November, you will find days in Kamikawa-cho are much colder (5°C), and nights are little chillier (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Nature Parks Baths

Side Trips

Kamishihoro-cho, Asahidake Natural Hiking Route
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