24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Hakodate
— 2 nights
3
Sapporo
— 3 nights
4
Osaka
— 5 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
6
Tokyo
— 5 nights

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.
You've added Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum, Marine Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Kokyo Gaien National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, steep yourself in history at Kitanomaru Park, thenvisit Akihabara, and finally stop by Super Potato Akihabara.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Tokyo is 12 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in December, with highs in Tokyo at °C and lows at °C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hakodate.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Yokohama
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Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama ©
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

2
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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 13th (Fri), contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, thendon't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hakodate Park, thenstop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Dozo.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip app.

Fly from Tokyo to Hakodate in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect Hakodate to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Hachimanzaka ©
Hachimanzaka

3
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 Sapporo Teine as well as Mt. Moiwa. Kids will appreciate attractions like Odori Park and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. There's lots more to do: take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Hakodate to Sapporo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hakodate in December: highs in Sapporo hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

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 Gion, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Ryoanji Temple, and other attractions you added. Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Take a break from Osaka with a short trip to Nijo Castle in Kyoto, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and get your game on at Ninja-Do.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Osaka day trip planning site.

You can fly from Sapporo to Osaka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sapporo in December, expect Osaka to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Attractions like Itsukushima Shrine and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum make great kid-friendly stops. When in Hiroshima, make a side trip to see Miyajima in Hatsukaichi, approximately Hatsukaichi away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, see the sky in a new way at Hiroshima Children's Museum, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo, Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, Mt. Hakone, and other attractions. Attractions like Tokyo Tower and Odaiba District make great kid-friendly stops. See some other sides of Tokyo: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, take a stroll through Asakusa, visit Ginza, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Nikko
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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