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Sample itineraries

How to create your trip to Hokkaido. Easy DIY trip planner

You can find how to create your future trip to Hokkaido. There are so many sample itineraries for 3 days to 8 days. You will be able to find the best one for you.
1 to 3 days

Wakkanai, Rishiri and Rebun 3 days sample trip plan. The trip to the farthest land in northern Hokkaido

Wakkanai is located at the northernmost place of Japan. It is not very accesible. And this is tucked in other popular places in Hokkaido but so attractive. I will show you 3-day sample plan to visit this hidden gem.
1 to 3 days

Sapporo and Otaru 2-day sample trip plan

Odori Park is located in the center of Sapporo. I will show you 2-day trip plan of Sapporo and Otaru. But this trip ...
4 to 6 days

Shiretoko, Lake Mashu, Lake Akan and Kushiro Marsh 4 days sample trip plan. Eastern Hokkaido 4-day highlights

This sample trip plan covers Abashiri, Shiretoko, Kushiro Marshland, Lake Akan and Lake Mashu in 4 days.
1 to 3 days

Asahikawa, Biei and Daisetsuzan 3 days sample trip plan. Central Hokkaido 3-day highlights

This post shows you a 3-day sample plan for Biei, Asahiyama zoo and Sounkyo which departs from Sapporo.
1 to 3 days

Hakodate, Noboribetsu, Lake Toya 3 days sample trip plan. Southern Hokkaido 3-day highlights

This sample itinerary covers Hakodate, Lake Toya, Noboribetsu and Onuma Park in 3 days. You can make this trip from either Sapporo or Tokyo in 3 days.
4 to 6 days

Very cheap trip of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka from Narita to Kansai for less than 10,000 JPY (100 USD)

I show you how to visit Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka for less than 10,000 yen. You can start from Narita and finish in Kansai. Even if you include accommodatin and meal, you can make it for less than 30,000 yen.
1 to 3 days

Hakone and Izu, Kawazu Zakura early cherry blossom viewing 2-day sample trip plan

This 2-day trip plan is designed for Kawazu early cherry blossom season from mid February to early March. This trip plan covers Hakone, Izu and Kawazu. And you will visit Kawazu in daytime and evening to watch two different views.
1 to 3 days

Tottori, Kinosaki, Amanohashidate and Ine 2-day sample itinerary

This 2-day sample trip plan covers Tottori, Kinosaki Onsen, Amanohashidate and Ine.
1 to 3 days

Ashikaga Flower Park and Hitachi Seaside Park in 12 hours. Two spectacular parks 1-day sample trip plan

If you only have one day but you want to visit both Ashikaga Flower Park and Hitachi Seaside Park, why don't you visit both. You can visit both in 12 hours. Please find the sample itinerary in this post.
1 to 3 days

Alpine route, Kurobe gorge and Shin-Hotaka 3-day sample trip plan. Three best scenic mountain routes with Shirakawago and Takayama

This 3-day trip plan covers Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Kurobe Gorge Railway, Shirakawago, Takayama and Shin-Hodaka Ropeway.

Japanese trains suspension due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, many trains are suspended. I summarized the train operation information of most of railways in Japan
1 to 3 days

Resort Shirakami and Lake Towada 2-day sample trip plan

You may find the 2-day trip sample itinerary which covers Resort Shirakami, Blue pond, Oirase stream and Lake Towada.
Chugoku Area

Uno station and Uno port transfer guide. How to get to Naoshima from Uno and Okayama

You can find how to get to Naoshima from Okayama and/or Uno. This post shows you which train you have to take from Okayama to Uno. And you can find the exact route from Uno station to Uno ferry port.
Takayama, Kanazawa and Shirakawago

How to get to Shin-Hodaka Ropeway from Takayama, Matsumoto and Toyama

You may find the route to Shin-Hodaka Ropeywa from three cities. You can find the information about the deal for the trip to Shin-Hodaka and many more information.
Kansai (KIX)

Kansai airport to/from Uehommachi, Tanimachi 9-chome, 6-chome, 4-chome access route. 5 ways of transfer for KIX-Namba

This post shows you about the access to Osaka Uehommachi, Tanimachi 9-chome (Kyuchome), Tanimachi 6-chome (Rokuchome) and Tahimachi 4-chome (Yonchome) from Kansai airport.
Kansai (KIX)

Kansai airport to/from Nippombashi, Nagahoribashi, Ebisucho access route. Tengachaya is better location than Namba to change trains.

You may find the best route to Nippombashi, Nagahoribashi, Ebisucho, Sakaisujihommachi, Kitahama from Kansai airport.
Kansai (KIX)

Kansai airport to/from Namba access route. 5 ways of transfer for KIX-Namba

This post shows you the five ways for Kansai airport to/from Namba area.

Odaiba access guide. How much can we use JR Pass or other JR deals to get to Odaiba?

Odaiba is one of most popular tourist places in Tokyo. There are lots of entertainment and shopping complex in Tokyo Bay harbour area. You may find how to get Odaiba in this post.
Cruising train

The limited express Kawasemi Yamasemi train guide

This train runs between Kumamoto and Hitoyoshi as JR Kyushu's sightseeing train. You can find the information about the limited express Kawasemi Yamasemi.
Seasonal trains schedule

Summary of 2019-20 winter seasonal trains of JR train

You can find all major JR seasonal train's schedule for December 2019 to February 2020 in this post.
Travel Tips

2020 busiest period to travel by train. Tips to book your seat in even during the busy period

You may find the busy period to travel in Japan in 2020 Most Japanese travel at same time. It will be super hard to book a seat when you travel in these period. Please find the dates and tips in this post.
Seasonal trains schedule

Summary of 2019 fall seasonal trains of JR trains

The Sanyo Shinkansen in fall season Autumn and spring are the good season to travel in Japan. In fall season, you ma...
Rail pass for residents

Flex Rail Ticket, The Tokaido Shinkansen round trip deal between Tokyo, Shin-Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto and Shin-Osaka for all of you

Flex Rail Ticket is the Shinkansen deal for the travel among Tokyo, Shin-Yokohama, Mishima, Odawara, Nagoya, Kyoto and Shin-Osaka. It is available for not only the tourist but also the resident. Please find the detailed information about this deal in this post.
Osaka Itami (ITM)

Itami (Osaka) airport access guide

Itami airport is one of the major airports in Kansai area. It is the domestic airport now but it is still called Osaka International Airport as well. In this post, I show you the access to/from this airport.
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