22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train to Odawara, Bus to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Fukushima
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hakodate
— 1 night
Drive
5
Niseko-cho
— 6 nights
Drive
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Otaru
— 1 night
Drive
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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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 Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo, Hie Shrine Nihonbashi Sessha, Takeshita Street, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Canberra, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Canberra in January: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hakone-machi.
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Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:

Hakone-machi — 3 nights

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You've now added Lake Ashinoko to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Fukushima.
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Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Fukushima — 2 nights

Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fukushima trip itinerary site.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Fukushima in 5.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hakone-machi in January since evenings lows in Fukushima dip to -2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Hakodate.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

Hakodate — 1 night

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.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Hakodate vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Fukushima to Hakodate in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Fukushima in January, expect Hakodate to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Niseko-cho.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

Niseko-cho — 6 nights

Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rusutsu Resort Ski, Niseko Tokyu Grand HIRAFU and Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area. Go for a jaunt from Niseko-cho to Kutchan-cho to see Niseko Hanazono Resort about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Niseko Village Ski Resort.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Niseko-cho online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Niseko-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Niseko-cho are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Otaru.
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Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 4:

Otaru — 1 night

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.
To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Otaru tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Niseko-cho to Otaru takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Niseko-cho in February, expect nights in Otaru to be about the same, around -5°C, while days are little chillier, around -1°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Sapporo.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:

Sapporo — 2 nights

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.
Sapporo is known for sightseeing, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Odori Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu, get great views at Mt. Moiwa, and take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Sapporo sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Otaru to Sapporo in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February in Sapporo, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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