32 days in Japan Itinerary

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Osaka
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Tokyo
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Sapporo
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Osaka — 6 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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kyoto (Fujinomori Shrine, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, &more) and Jishu Shrine (in Otsu). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, make a trip to Kuromon Market, take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Osaka online holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Osaka, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Osaka is cooler than Melbourne - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 15 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'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama), Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Narita (Gaku-do, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, &more). Have a day of magic on the 1st (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sapporo.
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Sapporo — 8 nights

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Niseko-cho (Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area & Niseko Village Ski Resort), Otaru (Chuo Bridge, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Kutchan-cho (Niseko Tokyu Grand HIRAFU & Niseko natureguide Forestrek - Day Tours). There's lots more to do: stroll around Odori Park, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Sapporo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of -1°C to lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Japan travel guide

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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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