9 days in East Asia Itinerary

9 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Kawasaki
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Kawasaki
— 1 night
Fly
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Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly
3
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive
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Asahikawa
— 1 night
Fly
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Kawasaki
— 2 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

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Kawasaki — 1 night

Easily accessible via a 15-minute train ride from Tokyo, Kawasaki features a modern, industrialized waterfront, as well as a couple of quirky attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Ghibli Museum Mitaka and then wander the streets of Kichijoji.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kawasaki journey tool.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Kawasaki is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March, things will get colder in Kawasaki: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Hakodate.
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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.
To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hakodate travel route app.

You can fly from Kawasaki to Hakodate in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kawasaki in March: high temperatures in Hakodate hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Sapporo.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari Shrine and then hit the slopes at Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Hokkaido University Museum, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and then take a stroll through Susukino.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo online travel route planner.

Getting from Hakodate to Sapporo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hakodate in March, expect nights in Sapporo to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Noboribetsu.
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Noboribetsu — 1 night

Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, hit the slopes at Sanlaiva Ski Area, and then take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

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Traveling by car from Sapporo to Noboribetsu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Sapporo in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Noboribetsu, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Asahikawa.
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Asahikawa — 1 night

Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
On the 23rd (Thu), fly down the slopes at Santa Present Park, hit the slopes at Inosawa Ski Resort, and then get engrossed in the history at Asahikawashi Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Asahikawa trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Noboribetsu to Asahikawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Noboribetsu in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Asahikawa: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kawasaki.
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Kawasaki — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, then make a trip to Nipponmaru Memorial Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kishamichi Promenade. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Kichijoji and then see the interesting displays at Fujiko F Fujio Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kawasaki online holiday planner.

You can fly from Asahikawa to Kawasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Asahikawa in March, plan for much warmer days in Kawasaki, with highs around 15°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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