9 days in Japan & Thailand Itinerary

9 days in Japan & Thailand Itinerary

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9 days in Japan & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Sapporo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Kusatsu-machi, Japan
— 1 night
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), make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, get curious at Sapporo Science Center, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Shrine Tongu, and finally stroll around Odori Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Sapporo is 2 hours. In มีนาคม, Sapporo is cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 1°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Sapporo

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Sapporo Science Center ©
Sapporo Science Center
Odori Park ©
Odori Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle and then meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Dotonbori and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip planner.

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 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

2
nights
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): enjoy some diversion at Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya, trek along Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally look for gifts at Fuuka-Kimono. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto itinerary maker app .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In มีนาคม in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Kusatsu-machi.

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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Fuuka-Kimono ©
Fuuka-Kimono

1
night
Kusatsu-machi, Japan

Kusatsu-machi ©
On the 15th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Yubatake, get to know the resident critters at Kusatsu Nettaiken, then hit the slopes at Kusatsu International Ski Place, and finally browse the collection at Kusatsu Town Onsen Library.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kusatsu-machi travel route planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kusatsu-machi in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kusatsu-machi, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

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Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Kusatsu Nettaiken ©
Kusatsu Nettaiken

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 16th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Tokyo Disneyland and then have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo journey planner.

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. Traveling from Kusatsu-machi in มีนาคม, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, make a trip 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.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Tokyo to Bangkok by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In มีนาคม, Bangkok is warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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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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