10 days in Yamagata Prefecture, Akita & Fukushima Prefecture Itinerary

10 days in Yamagata Prefecture, Akita & Fukushima Prefecture Itinerary

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Yamagata
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Tsuruoka
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Akita
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Aizuwakamatsu
— 1 night
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Kitashiobara-mura
— 1 night
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Iwaki
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Yamagata

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 3rd (Sat): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Risshaku-ji Temple, then admire the striking features of Bunshokan, and finally stroll around Kajo Park.

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Singapore, Singapore to Yamagata is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Yamagata due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yamagata, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Yamagata

Parks · Spas · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
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Architectural Building
Bunshokan
4.3

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Tsuruoka

Tsuruoka ©
Tsuruoka, famous for its scenic surroundings, attracts tourists due to its proximity to the Dewa Sanzan, sacred mountains revered by the Shugendo religion.
On the 4th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda, get to know the fascinating history of Mt.Haguro- Cedat Trees along the Approach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ideha Shrine, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Haguro, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tsuruoka route planner.

Traveling by car from Yamagata to Tsuruoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tsuruoka, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Akita.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip
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Mountain
Mt. Haguro
4.8

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Akita

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akita: Semboku (Lake Tazawa, Samurai District, &more) and Oga (Ogashinzan Traditional Museum, Namahage Museum, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Senshu Park, explore the world behind art at Akita Museum Of Art, and admire the striking features of Michi-no-Eki Akita Port.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Akita trip maker website.

Drive from Tsuruoka to Akita in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Akita, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aizuwakamatsu.

Things to do in Akita

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Samurai District
4.1
Water Body
Lake Tazawa
4.0
Architectural Building
Ishiguro Samurai House
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Aizuwakamatsu

Aizuwakamatsu ©
Rich in culture and history, Aizuwakamatsu has retained much of its traditional character from its days as a feudal capital.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Tsuruga jo Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Oyakuen, then admire the striking features of Aizu Old Samurai Residences, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Iimoriyama, and finally steep yourself in history at Sazaedo.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Aizuwakamatsu itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Akita to Aizuwakamatsu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kitashiobara-mura.

Things to do in Aizuwakamatsu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Tsuruga jo Castle
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Historic Site
Sazaedo
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Mountain
Iimoriyama
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Kitashiobara-mura

Kitashiobara-mura ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hibara, then admire the masterpieces at Morohashi Museum of Modern Art, and then explore the activities along Goshikinuma Lake.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Kitashiobara-mura trip planning tool.

You can drive from Aizuwakamatsu to Kitashiobara-mura in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Iwaki.

Things to do in Kitashiobara-mura

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Goshikinuma Lake
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Water Body
Lake Hibara
4.2

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Iwaki

Iwaki ©

Sunshine Iwaki

A coastal city in the southeastern Fukushima Prefecture, Iwaki boasts a high number of sunny days and appealing water attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Coal & Fossil Museum, then look for gifts at Iwaki La La Mew, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquamarine Fukushima, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Iwaki day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kitashiobara-mura to Iwaki takes 2 hours. August in Iwaki sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iwaki

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Baths
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Coal & Fossil Museum
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Iwaki La La Mew
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