24 days in Japan Itinerary

24 days in Japan Itinerary

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24 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  29​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
2
Hakodate
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Osaka
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: New York City

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 list of things to see and do now includes Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum, Marine Tower, and other attractions. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kokyo Gaien National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, then stroll around Kitanomaru Park, then wander the streets of Akihabara, and finally look for gifts at Super Potato Akihabara.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Japan Standard Time is 12 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, things will get much colder in Tokyo: highs are around 14°C and lows about 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Hakodate.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Yokohama
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:
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Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama ©
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hakodate tour planner .

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 slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
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The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Hakodate Park ©
Hakodate Park

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. And it doesn't end there: walk around Odori Park, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Sapporo online holiday builder .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Hakodate to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Hakodate in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -2°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park
Sapporo Teine ©
Sapporo Teine

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 list of things to see and do now includes Gion, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Ryoanji Temple, and other attractions. Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Japan and Ninja-Do will thrill your kids. Step out of Osaka to go to Nakagyo and see Nijo Castle, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Dotonbori, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip builder .

You can fly from Sapporo to Osaka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in December: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°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
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and look and learn at Hiroshima Children's Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima sightseeing planning app .

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Hiroshima Children's Museum ©
Hiroshima Children's Museum

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. See even more of Tokyo: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, wander the streets of Ginza, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo attractions planning website .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4 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 Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Nikko
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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