9 days in Japan & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

9 days in Japan & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Sapporo, Japan
— 1 night
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Otaru, Japan
— 1 night
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Niseko-cho, Japan
— 1 night
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Shiraoi-cho, Japan
— 3 nights

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): cool off at Sunway Lagoon, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaria, and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, then stroll around KLCC Park, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Sunway Lagoon
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon
Aquaria ©
Aquaria

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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.
On the 20th (Sun), get curious at Sapporo Science Center, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and then find something for the whole family at Sapporo Satoland. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Former Ishikiriyama Station, stroll around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Maruyama Zoo, then find something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park, and finally walk around Odori Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Sapporo online attractions planner.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo by flight takes about 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, things will get colder in Sapporo: highs are around 15°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Otaru.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks
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Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

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Otaru, Japan

Otaru ©
The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Tomioka Catholic Church, don't miss a visit to Asahi Observation Platform, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Otaru Aquarium, examine the collection at Otaru-shi General Museum, then explore the activities along Otaru Canal, and finally take in the views from Asakusa Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Otaru visit website.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Otaru takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Otaru  Aquarium ©
Otaru Aquarium

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Niseko-cho, Japan

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): head outdoors with Hokkaido Backcountry Club, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get outside with Niseko Annupuri, then identify plant and animal life at Kagaminuma, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mishima's Shibazakura Garden.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Niseko-cho online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Otaru to Niseko-cho takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Niseko-cho can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Shiraoi-cho.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Outdoors · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Kutchan-cho, Niseko Annupuri
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Hokkaido Backcountry Club ©
Hokkaido Backcountry Club
Spas
Mishima's Shibazakura Garden ©
Mishima's Shibazakura Garden

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Shiraoi-cho, Japan

Shiraoi-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hiyoriyama Viewing Platform. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, observe the fascinating underwater world at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, then get curious at Tomakomai City Science Center, and finally make a trip to Sendaihan Shiraoi Motojinya Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Shiraoi-cho day trip planning website.

Drive from Niseko-cho to Shiraoi-cho in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Niseko-cho in October, Shiraoi-cho is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Shiraoi-cho

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Tomakomai City Science Center
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Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

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