20 days in Japan Itinerary

20 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Sapporo
— 4 nights
train:  4 h
2
Hakodate
— 1 night
Train:  5 h
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Nagoya
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Osaka
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h
End: Manchester

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ganso Sapporo Ramen Street, Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38 and Mt. Moiwa. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Odori Park, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, get great views at Sapporo TV Tower, and examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sapporo trip itinerary builder website.

Manchester, UK to Sapporo is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Sapporo. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Sapporo. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Museums
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Sapporo Beer Museum ©
Sapporo Beer Museum

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, Mount Hakodate and Hakodate Morning Market. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hakodate using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Hakodate takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Nature Shopping Parks
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
Hakodate Morning Market ©
Hakodate Morning Market

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roppongi District, Samurai Museum and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and then see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online visit planner.

You can fly from Hakodate to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hakodate in September; daily highs in Tokyo reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Nagoya Castle and Inuyama Jokamachi will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Nagoya to go to Inuyama and see Inuyama Castle, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Osu Shopping Street and take in panoramic vistas at Nagoya TV Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nagoya online journey maker.

Take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Nagoya are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inuyama
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Inuyama Castle ©
Inuyama Castle
Inuyama Jokamachi ©
Inuyama Jokamachi

2
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, Matsui Sake Brewery, Ginkakuji Temple, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Matsui Sake Brewery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in September, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Ginkakuji Temple ©
Ginkakuji Temple
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden ©
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden

5
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dotombori District, Umeda Sky Building, Harukas 300 Observation Deck, and other attractions you added. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Osaka Castle and Todai-ji Temple. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center & Nara Park).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary maker site.

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Nara
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center ©
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center

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