19 days in Sapporo, Sendai & Tokyo Itinerary

19 days in Sapporo, Sendai & Tokyo Itinerary

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19 days in Sapporo, Sendai & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sendai
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari Shrine and Sapporo Shrine. Explore hidden gems such as Shinsennuma and Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Kutchan-cho (Niseko Hanazono Resort & White Isle Niseko). On the 23rd (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Sapporo Teine. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort, explore the ancient world of Hokudai Ruins Conserved Garden, see the interesting displays at The Hokkaido University Museum, and look for gifts at Hokkaido Sapporo"Eat&Sightseeing" Information Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo route website .

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around 6°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kutchan-cho, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, Shinsennuma
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Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Sapporo Teine ©
Sapporo Teine

5
nights
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Shop till you drop at Sunmall Ichibancho and Souvenir Shop Sendai. Take a break from the city and head to Shiroishigawa Embankment Hitome Sembonzakura and Rairaikyo Gorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sendai: Funaoka Castle Ruins (in Shibata-machi), Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park (in Kawasaki-machi) and Takekoma Shrine (in Iwanuma). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Risshaku-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Zuihoden, contemplate the long history of Godaido, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Shiogama Seafood Market.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sendai day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Sendai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Sapporo in November, expect Sendai to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Matsushima-machi, Yamagata, Shiogama Seafood Market, Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park, Funaoka Castle Ruins
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Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple
Entsu-in Temple ©
Entsu-in Temple
Zuihoden ©
Zuihoden

6
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.
Head to Pola Museum of Art and teamLab Borderlessfor plenty of shopping. Nezu Shrine and Oyama Afuri Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Mt. Takao (in Hachioji), Kiyose Sunflower Farm (in Kiyose) and Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, & more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ueno, steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya, don't miss a visit to Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and get to know the fascinating history of Hozomon.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Sendai to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Sendai in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kamakura, Mt. Takao, Carnivorous plant habitat in Togane, Naruto, Kiyose Sunflower Farm, Oyama Afuri Shrine
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Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
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