10 days in Tokyo, Yamagata & Akita Itinerary

10 days in Tokyo, Yamagata & Akita Itinerary

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10 days in Tokyo, Yamagata & Akita Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h 15 min
— Few hours
Train:  2 h 45 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Singapore


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.
For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip website .

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Tokyo is 1 hour. In February, Tokyo is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. You will leave for Yamagata on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping


Yamagata ©
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Hiroshige Museum of Art and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Risshaku-ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Frost Covered Trees of Zao, fly down the slopes at Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, test the waters at a local thermal spa, then get outside with Shiginoya Chinuma, and finally walk around Kajo Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yamagata trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Yamagata takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in February, with highs in Yamagata at 2°C and lows at -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for Akita.

Things to do in Yamagata

Outdoors Parks Spas

Side Trip

Hiroshige Museum of Art
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Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort ©
Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort
Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple
Frost Covered Trees of Zao ©
Frost Covered Trees of Zao


Akita ©
The coastal city of Akita has gained a wider reputation for its Kanto Matsuri, or "pole lantern festival," where skilled performers balance long bamboo poles on their foreheads with glowing paper lanterns attached to the end.
Get out of town with these interesting Akita side-trips: Semboku (Lake Tazawa, Samurai District, & more), Koiwai Farm (in Shizukuishi-cho) and Namahage Museum (in Oga). The adventure continues: walk around Tenshochi, take in nature's colorful creations at Senshu Park, make a trip to Rock-breaking Cherry Tree, and get to know the resident critters at Omoriyama Zoo.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Akita sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Yamagata to Akita takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Akita

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Semboku, Tenshochi, Rock-breaking Cherry Tree, Koiwai Farm, Namahage Museum
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Senshu Park ©
Senshu Park
Samurai District ©
Samurai District
Omoriyama Zoo ©
Omoriyama Zoo


Tokyo ©
On the 17th (Mon), admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

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Traveling by train from Akita to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Akita in February, with highs in Tokyo at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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