10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  18 h 45 min
1
Tomakomai
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Toyako-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Manchester

1
night
Tomakomai

Tomakomai ©
Tomakomai is a city and port in Iburi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. On the 3rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Ezochi Kaitaku Ijutaishi no Haka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tarumae, see the interesting displays at Steiff Nature World, see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuma Shrine, then delve into the distant past at Shizukawa Ruins, and finally steep yourself in history at Yubutsu Fudo.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Tomakomai trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Tomakomai is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in February, expect nights in Tomakomai to be cooler, around -12°C, while days are little chillier, around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Tomakomai

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chitose, Atsuma Shrine
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Atsuma Shrine ©
Atsuma Shrine
Mount Tarumae ©
Mount Tarumae
Royce' Chocolate World ©
Royce' Chocolate World

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma, and then get outside with Sanlaiva Ski Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muroran Hachimangu Shrine, walk around Kitakogane Kaizuka Historic Park, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, then steep yourself in history at Natazukuri Kannon, and finally don't miss a visit to Onibokora.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Tomakomai to Noboribetsu takes an hour. Traveling from Tomakomai in February, Noboribetsu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Toyako-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Muroran Hachimangu Shrine, Kitakogane Kaizuka Historic Park
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:
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Oyunuma ©
Oyunuma
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

2
nights
Toyako-cho

Toyako-cho ©
On the 7th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Rusutsu Resort Ski, then enjoy breathtaking views from Silo Viewing Platform, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abuta Shrine. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, then get engrossed in the history at Toyakocho Local Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenkoji Temple, and finally make a trip to Konpira Crater Ruins Walking Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Toyako-cho holiday planner.

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Toyako-cho in an hour. February in Toyako-cho sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Toyako-cho

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rusutsu Resort Ski, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, Zenkoji Temple
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Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski
Zenkoji Temple ©
Zenkoji Temple
Abuta Shrine ©
Abuta Shrine

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fushimi Inari Shrine and Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort. Visit Sapporo Clock Tower and Hokkaido Jingu for their historical value. There's still lots to do: get outside with Sapporo Teine, take an in-depth tour of Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga, and get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo trip website .

Getting from Toyako-cho to Sapporo by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Toyako-cho in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from -1°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort ©
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort
Sapporo Teine ©
Sapporo Teine

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