When there’s a Japan seat sale at Cebu Pacific, my heart always skips a beat. Usually when I go to a place the second time, it’s not as amazing as the first time. Japan however, does not disappoint. We went to about 7 cities/towns. It was my dream to see Shirakawa-go and I finally did! It was not cheap but I think it was worth it since It would probably be hard to go back during the winter and this is the time Shirakawa-go really shines. I don’t mind coming back to this beautiful country whenever I can afford it or live there if I ever get the chance. Haha.
We spent 10 cold days and this was our itinerary.
Day 1: Flight from Manila to Nagoya, Train from Nagoya Centrair Airport to the city, check in at Hotel Mystays Nagoya-Sakae, Japanese Vening Machine Resto Dinner
Day 2: Bus to Takayama, Takayama tour, Lunch at Le Midi for some ramen, Shirakawa-go tour, walk around Nagoya at night, Yoshinoya dinner
Day 3: Nagoya Chubu Centrair airport and it’s awesomeness, Jetstar flight to Sapporo, Bus from Sapporo to Niseko, stay at Niseko Full Note Hostel, walk around Niseko
Day 4: Hanazuna Ski Resort, Train from Kutchan to Sapporo, Check in at APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino, Dinner and walk around Susukino
Day 5: Revolving sushi at Sapporo, Japanese Baked Goods, Train from Sapporo to Otaru, Otaru Canal, Otaru town, Sapporo Ramen at Ramen Alley
Day 6: Nijo Fish Market, Odori Park, Sapporo Clock Tower, Maruyama Park, Hokkaido Shrine, Sapporo Beer Museum, Sapporo Factory, Garaku Sapporo Soupcurry
Day 7: Airport Bus from Susukino to Sapporo airport, Jetstar flight from Sapporo to Tokyo, Train from Narita to Harajuku, check in at our Airbnb rental near Harajuku, Yoshinoya Dinner, Harajuku Crepe
Day 8: Sensoji Temple, Nakamise Market, Ryogoku Kokugikan or the Sumo Stadium, Akihabara, Shibuya
Day 9: All Star Tendon lunch, Shopping, Harajuku
Day 10: Fly back from Narita airport to Manila