60 days in Kyoto, Tokyo & Hokkaido Itinerary

60 days in Kyoto, Tokyo & Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 19 nights
2
Tokyo
— 24 nights
3
Biei-cho
— 1 night
4
Abashiri
— 1 night
5
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
6
Rausu-cho
— 2 nights
7
Teshikaga-cho
— 1 night
8
Obihiro
— 1 night
9
Sapporo
— 3 nights
10
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
11
Hakodate
— 3 nights

19
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kurama-dera and Lake Biwa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Otsu (Anoshuzumi Stone Wall, Ishiyamadera Temple, &more), Minami (Namba) (in Namba) and Kobe (Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck), Kawasaki Good Times World, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Daitoku-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Ishibe Alley, take in panoramic vistas at Harukas 300 Observation Deck, and make a trip to Yasakanoto.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary builder app.

London, UK to Kyoto is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kyoto is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Kyoto reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kobe, Otsu, Nara, Osaka, Miho Museum
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Toji ©
Toji
Kurama-dera ©
Kurama-dera
Lake Biwa ©
Lake Biwa

24
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'll discover tucked-away gems like Kyu Iwasakitei Teien and TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kawasaki (Fujiko F Fujio Museum & Kawasaki Daishi), Yokohama (Yamashita Park, Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, &more) and Minatomirai (Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama Landmark Tower, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gotokuji Temple, explore the world behind art at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, and look for gifts at Kiddy Land Harajuku.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo visit planning site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Tokyo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yokohama, Narita, Yokosuka, Fujisawa, Oarai-machi
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Fujiko F Fujio Museum ©
Fujiko F Fujio Museum
Kyu Iwasakitei Teien ©
Kyu Iwasakitei Teien
Madame Tussauds Tokyo ©
Madame Tussauds Tokyo

1
night
Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
On the 16th (Fri), cruise along Patchwork no Michi, get a taste of the local shopping with Takushinkan, thenadmire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, and finally stroll around Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Biei-cho journey planner.

Fly from Tokyo to Biei-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Tokyo in October, plan for slightly colder days in Biei-cho, with highs around °C, while nights are cooler with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Abashiri.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Museums Shopping
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Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka
Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen ©
Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen
Takushinkan ©
Takushinkan

1
night
Abashiri

Abashiri ©
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to Cape Notoro, take an in-depth tour of Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, thensee the interesting displays at Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, and finally make a trip to Abashiri Prison Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Abashiri online vacation builder.

You can drive from Biei-cho to Abashiri in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Abashiri, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Abashiri

Museums Nature Parks
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Cape Notoro ©
Cape Notoro
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples ©
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples
Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum ©
Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum

2
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
On the 18th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Road to Heaven, explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko Nature Center, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Furepe Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, thenadmire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and then make a trip to Shiretoko Misaki.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shari-cho vacation planner.

You can drive from Abashiri to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Shari-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Shiretoko Misaki ©
Shiretoko Misaki
Shiretoko Nature Center ©
Shiretoko Nature Center
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall

2
nights
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
Serving as the gateway to the World Heritage-listed region of Shiretoko, the fishing town of Rausu-cho seduces visitors with its dramatic natural scenery and cultural richness.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Shiretoko Highway, head outdoors with Shiretoko Pass, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rausu. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rausu-cho road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Shari-cho to Rausu-cho in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hokkaido
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Mt. Rausu ©
Mt. Rausu
Shiretoko National Park ©
Shiretoko National Park
Shiretoko Pass
Shiretoko Pass

1
night
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kussharo, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io, thentake in panoramic vistas at Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory, and finally explore the activities along Lake Mashu.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Teshikaga-cho trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rausu-cho to Teshikaga-cho in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Teshikaga-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Obihiro.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Nature Parks
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Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory ©
Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory
Lake Kussharo ©
Lake Kussharo
Mt. Io ©
Mt. Io

1
night
Obihiro

Obihiro ©
Arranged in a user-friendly grid system, Obihiro makes a convenient--if unremarkable--gateway for regional explorations.
On the 23rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Kofuku Station, admire the natural beauty at Manabe Garden, thenindulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally try to win big at Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Obihiro trip planner.

Drive from Teshikaga-cho to Obihiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Obihiro can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Obihiro

Casinos Parks Fun & Games
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Highlights from your plan
Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track ©
Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track
Manabe Garden ©
Manabe Garden
Kofuku Station ©
Kofuku Station

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru Aquarium (in Otaru), Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Lake Shikotsu (in Chitose). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Asahiyama Kinen Koen, contemplate the waterfront views at Moerenuma Park, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and make a trip to Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38.

Make your Sapporo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Obihiro to Sapporo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Otaru Aquarium, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Lake Shikotsu
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Asahiyama Kinen Koen ©
Asahiyama Kinen Koen
Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park ©

1
night
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Kamui and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shimamu Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Shakotan-cho road trip planning site.

You can drive from Sapporo to Shakotan-cho in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Shakotan-cho can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trappist Monasteries and Onuma Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Nanae-cho (Onuma Park Walking Path & Onuma Quasi-National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hakodate day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Shakotan-cho to Hakodate takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Trappist Monasteries
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries
Onuma Lake ©
Onuma Lake

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