21 days in East Asia Itinerary

21 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour planner
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Fly
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly to New Chitose, Train to Otaru
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Otaru
— 2 nights
Train
3
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Train
4
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Biei-cho
Drive
6
Furano
— 1 night
Drive
7
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Train
9
Tokyo
— 5 nights
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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.
You've added Minami (Namba), Umeda Sky Building, Dotombori District, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka visit planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Osaka is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Amsterdam to Osaka, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Otaru.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Otaru — 2 nights

Town of Hills

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Otaru Canal as well as Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery and then stroll through Otaru Canal.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Otaru trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Osaka to Otaru in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Osaka in September, expect Otaru to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 20°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sapporo.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

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 day by day itinerary now includes Sapporo Beer Museum, Sapporo TV Tower and Hokkaido Jingu. On the 23rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Former Gatehouse of Sapporo Agricultural College, then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and then get great views at Sapporo TV Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, then contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu, then enjoy breathtaking views from Okurayama Lookout, and finally walk around Odori Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Otaru to Sapporo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Asahikawa.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Asahikawa — 2 nights

Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Asahidake Onsen, Asahikawa Museum of Art and Asahidake Ropeway. On the 26th (Thu), indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Asahidake Onsen and then stop by Asahidake Ropeway. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Aibetsu Shrine, then admire the masterpieces at Asahikawa Museum of Art, and then examine the collection at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Asahikawa trip tool.

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Biei-cho.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Baths
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Biei-cho

Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Biei Shrine.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Biei-cho route planner.

Drive from Asahikawa to Biei-cho in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in September, Biei-cho is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Furano.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

Furano — 1 night

Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
You've now added Furano Wine Factory to your itinerary.

Plan a trip to Furano easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Biei-cho to Furano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Furano are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.
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Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

Noboribetsu — 2 nights

Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Noboribetsu Bear Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Furano to Noboribetsu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Furano in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Noboribetsu, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Hakodate.
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Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hakodate Morning Market as well as Mount Hakodate. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakodate journey planner.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Tokyo — 5 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've added Imperial Palace, Akihabara, Omoide Yokocho, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Nezu Museum and Nezu Shrine. Ueno District and Asakusa are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Hakodate to Tokyo by train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hakodate in October, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8: