24 days in Japan & Taipei Itinerary

24 days in Japan & Taipei Itinerary

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24 days in Japan & Taipei Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  9​h
1
Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
train:  7​h 30​min
3
Sapporo, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  12​h 45​min
4
Osaka, Japan
— 7 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 11 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
day
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Fengguikou and then take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Taipei is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Taipei due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Taipei to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Parks Trails
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum

1
night
Tokyo, Japan

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.
You've added Odaiba, Ikspiari, Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): browse the different shops at Ikspiari, have some family-friendly fun at Hedgehog Cafe HARRY, Harajuku, make a trip to Omoide Yokocho, don't miss a visit to Shin Okubo Korean Town, then buy something for everyone on your list at Shibuya 109, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Shibuya Cat Street.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner .

You can fly from Taipei to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Taipei to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Taipei in February, you will find days in Tokyo are little chillier (12°C), and nights are cooler (2°C). On the 7th (Fri), you're off toSapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Yokohama, Ikspiari
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens

2
nights
Sapporo, Japan

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 Otaru Canal, Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, Okurayama Lookout, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll around Odori Park. On your second day here, walk around Odori Park, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Moiwa, and finally get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo holiday planner.

You can 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 February, expect nights in Sapporo to be slightly colder, around -5°C, while days are colder, around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yamagata.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu

7
nights
Osaka, Japan

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.
You've added Nara Park, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Himeji Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Minami (Namba), admire the striking features of Kuchu Teien Observatory, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Osaka online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Osaka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sapporo in February; daily highs in Osaka reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara Park, Himeji Castle
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

11
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tokyo Character Street, Shinjuku Golden Gai, Otome Road, and other attractions. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Senso-ji Temple and Kōtoku-in. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Hachikokuyama Ryokuchi (in Higashimurayama), Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Asaina Sunken Road, & more) and Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa). See some other sides of Tokyo: take a stroll through Akihabara, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, walk around Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, and explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for Taipei.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yokohama, Kamakura, Urayasu, Hakone-machi, Koganei
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

1
night
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelung River Right Bank Bike Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yangmingshan National Park, pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, then wander the streets of Ximending, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101 and then don't miss a visit to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street).

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Taipei day trip planning site .

You can fly from Tokyo to Taipei in 5.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tokyo to Taipei due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in February: highs in Taipei hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

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