31 days in East Asia Itinerary

31 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Sapporo
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Shimukappu-mura
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Noboribetsu
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Hakodate
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Oishida-machi
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Tokyo
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Nagoya
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Kyoto
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Kitakyushu
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Hiroshima
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Osaka
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Tokyo
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Hakone-machi
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Sapporo

— 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Asahiyama Zoo, Mt. Moiwa, The Site of Temiya Line, and other attractions. On the 16th (Fri), walk around Odori Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Otaru Aquarium, then steep yourself in history at The Site of Temiya Line, and finally stroll through Otaru Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, see the interesting displays at Sapporo Beer Museum, and then take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo online driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Sapporo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Sapporo. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Sapporo to be colder, temps between 0°C and -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shimukappu-mura.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

Shimukappu-mura

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hoshino Resort Tomamu. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tee off at Hoshino Resort Tomamu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): tee off at Hoshino Resort Tomamu.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shimukappu-mura travel route builder website.

You can travel from Sapporo to Shimukappu-mura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Shimukappu-mura are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Shimukappu-mura

Outdoors · Golf
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Noboribetsu

— 1 night
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
You've now added Noboribetsu Bear Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Noboribetsu Bear Park and then take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Noboribetsu online trip itinerary maker.

Travel from Shimukappu-mura to Noboribetsu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Shimukappu-mura in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Noboribetsu: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Hakodate

— 2 nights

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.
You've now added Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by journey from Noboribetsu to Hakodate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hakodate are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Oishida-machi.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Oishida-machi

— 1 night
To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oishida-machi attractions site.

Traveling by journey from Hakodate to Oishida-machi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Oishida-machi are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You will leave for Tokyo on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Oishida-machi

Museums · Baths · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Tokyo

— 3 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Getting from Oishida-machi to Tokyo by journey takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In December, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Oishida-machi - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Nagoya

— 2 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nagoya trip maker site.

You can travel from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or fly. Traveling from Tokyo in December, you will find days in Nagoya are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). You will leave for Kyoto on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Gion has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Gion.

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Travel from Nagoya to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in December, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

Kitakyushu

— 1 night
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kitakyushu trip itinerary website.

You can travel from Kyoto to Kitakyushu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and then appreciate the history behind Monument of the Atomic Bomb Sacrifice Hiroshima.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by journey from Kitakyushu to Hiroshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

Osaka

— 4 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.
Kuromon Market has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Nara Park and Koyano Museum of Antique Main Building. Museum-lovers will get to explore Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Himeji CityMuseum of Art. Step out of Osaka to go to Himeji and see Himeji Castle, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Osaka road trip planning app.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by journey takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Osaka are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

Tokyo

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Snoopy Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka and Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills). Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Snoopy Museum, examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, then steep yourself in history at Tokyo Central Railway Station, then take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills), and finally walk around Ueno Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker.

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Hakone-machi

— 1 night
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in January, plan for slightly colder days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:

Kawaguchi

— 1 night
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kawaguchi trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Hakone-machi to Kawaguchi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Kawaguchi, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Tokyo

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tokyo Disneyland as well as Tokyo DisneySea. Get some cultural insight at Mori Art Museum and Odaiba District. See some other sides of Tokyo: get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Kawaguchi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13: