8 days in Japan & Thailand Itinerary

8 days in Japan & Thailand Itinerary

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8 days in Japan & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Sapporo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— Few hours
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Kusatsu-machi, Japan
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
End: Bangkok, Thailand


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2
nights
Sapporo, Japan

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.
On the 10th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, stroll around Odori Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Shrine Tongu, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hakkogakuen Hanashobupark.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Sapporo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Sapporo. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in มีนาคม; daily highs in Sapporo reach 1°C and lows reach -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park

2
nights
Osaka, Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Kuromon Market. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Ninja-Do, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, and then see the interesting displays at Mizuno Sportology Gallery.

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Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Osaka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Sapporo in มีนาคม, expect nights in Osaka to be a bit warmer, around 5°C, while days are much warmer, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Ninja-Do ©
Ninja-Do

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hours
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take a stroll through Gion. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Nijo Castle, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip builder app .

Getting from Kusatsu-machi to Kyoto by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Kusatsu-machi in มีนาคม, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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day
Kusatsu-machi, Japan

Kusatsu-machi ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): walk around Sainokawara Park, get lost in a book at Kusatsu Town Onsen Library, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally take in the natural beauty of Yubatake.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kusatsu-machi journey planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kusatsu-machi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Kyoto in มีนาคม, plan for a bit cooler days in Kusatsu-machi, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Nature Baths
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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Onsen Resorts
Sainokawara Park ©
Sainokawara Park

1
night
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and then get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Kusatsu-machi to Tokyo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kusatsu-machi in มีนาคม; daily highs in Tokyo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bangkok road trip tool .

You can fly from Osaka to Bangkok in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Osaka to Bangkok is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Osaka in มีนาคม: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 40°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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