14 days in East Asia Itinerary

14 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Niseko-cho
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Niseko-cho
— 4 nights
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Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Osaka International Airport, Drive to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nara
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Niseko-cho

— 4 nights

Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido

Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rusutsu Resort Ski (in Rusutsu-mura) and Niseko Hanazono Resort (in Kutchan-cho). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, stroll through Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, head outdoors with Hokkaido Backcountry Club, and identify plant and animal life at Niseko Outdoor Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Niseko-cho online trip itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Niseko-cho is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Niseko-cho reach 0°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, stop by Arashiyama, and hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Niseko-cho to Kyoto. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Niseko-cho in January, with highs in Kyoto at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Nara

— 2 nights

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Todaiji Keidaicho. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, stroll around Nara Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nara sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:

Tokyo

— 4 nights
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Nara to Tokyo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Tokyo are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Spas · Historic Sites
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