13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sapporo
— 2 nights
2
Hakodate
— 2 nights
3
Akita
— 2 nights
4
Nikko
— 2 nights
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights

2
nights
Sapporo

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.
Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru (JR Otaru Station, Asakusa Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, make a trip to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and get great views at Sapporo TV Tower.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo online tour itinerary builder.

Lisbon, Portugal to Sapporo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Lisbon to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for slightly colder days in Sapporo, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church, take a stroll through Motomachi, thendon't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, thencontemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Dozo, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St.John's Church Hakodate, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Hakodate Observatory.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate vacation tool.

You can fly from Sapporo to Hakodate in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. June in Hakodate sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Akita.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Hachimanzaka ©
Hachimanzaka

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Akita

Akita ©
The coastal city of Akita has gained a wider reputation for its Kanto Matsuri, or "pole lantern festival," where skilled performers balance long bamboo poles on their foreheads with glowing paper lanterns attached to the end.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Akita city Minzoku Geinou Densho-kan, admire the masterpieces at Akita Museum Of Art, step into the grandiose world of Kubota Castle, pause for some photo ops at Satake Yoshitaka Statue, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Senshu Park, and finally browse the different shops at Akita Station Building Topico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Akita Akarenga Kyodokan, make a trip to Kawabata Street, get to know the resident critters at Omoriyama Zoo, thenadmire the striking features of Michi-no-Eki Akita Port, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Port Tower Selion.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Akita route planner.

Getting from Hakodate to Akita by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Hakodate in June, expect nights in Akita to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Akita

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Akita Museum Of Art ©
Akita Museum Of Art
Omoriyama Zoo ©
Omoriyama Zoo
Senshu Park ©
Senshu Park

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Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
On the 26th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, thensnap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge, thenadmire the sheer force of Kegon Falls, and finally explore the activities along Lake Chuzenji. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura and then snap pictures at Kinu Tateiwa Otsuribashi (Suspension bridge).

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nikko sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by train from Akita to Nikko takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Akita in June since evenings lows in Nikko dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura ©
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, thenmake a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. On the next day, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea, make a trip to Tokyo Skytree, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planning tool.

Drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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