11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Niigata
— 1 night
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Tsuruoka
— 1 night
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Yamagata
— 1 night
5
Fukushima
— 1 night
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Hachinohe
— 1 night
7
Towada
— 2 nights
8
Sendai
— 2 nights

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Tokyo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo journey maker tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Tokyo is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tokyo, with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Niigata.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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Niigata

Niigata ©
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Old Saito Residence, look for gifts at Ponshukan Niigata Station, sample the tasty concoctions at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, snap pictures at Bandai Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Befco Bakauke Observatory Room, and finally stop by Pia Bandai.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Niigata visit planning site.

Getting from Tokyo to Niigata by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Tokyo in July, plan for slightly colder days in Niigata, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Niigata

Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Ponshukan Niigata Station ©
Ponshukan Niigata Station
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery ©
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery
Bandai Bridge ©
Bandai Bridge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church, contemplate the long history of Chidokan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ideha Shrine, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Haguro, then explore the activities along Kagami Pond, and finally steep yourself in history at Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tsuruoka online trip maker.

Getting from Niigata to Tsuruoka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Yamagata.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Haguro ©
Mt. Haguro
Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda ©
Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda
Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church ©
Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church

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Yamagata

Yamagata ©
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
On the 2nd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Risshaku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yamadera Senju-in Temple, get outside with Shiginoya Chinuma, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sugawa Onsen Shrine, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Yamagataken Kanko Bussan Kaikan.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Yamagata travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Tsuruoka to Yamagata takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Yamagata are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Fukushima.

Things to do in Yamagata

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple
Thermal Spas
Sugawa Onsen Shrine ©
Sugawa Onsen Shrine

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Fukushima

Fukushima ©
Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. On the 3rd (Tue), head outdoors with Nakanofudoson, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the views from Fudosawa Bridge / Tsubakurodani, then contemplate the geological forces at Azuma Kofuji, and finally cruise along Bandai-Azuma Skyline.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukushima trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Yamagata to Fukushima takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hachinohe.

Things to do in Fukushima

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Azuma Kofuji ©
Azuma Kofuji
Onsen Resorts

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Hachinohe

Hachinohe ©
Tourism in Hachinohe centers around the port city's scenic coastline, lively food markets, and picturesque island with thousands of black-tailed gulls.
On the 4th (Wed), get outside with Shirahama Beach, kick back and relax at Tanesashi Coast, take in panoramic vistas at Ashigezaki Lookout, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kabushima Shrine, then head off the coast to Kabushima Island, and finally make a trip to Hachinohe Yatai Village Mirokuyokocho.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hachinohe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fukushima to Hachinohe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Fukushima in August, expect nights in Hachinohe to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Towada.

Things to do in Hachinohe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tanesashi Coast ©
Tanesashi Coast
Kabushima Shrine ©
Kabushima Shrine

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Towada

Towada ©
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
On the 5th (Thu), see Guriland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Towada Shrine, make a trip to Statue of Maidens, admire the sheer force of Choshi Otaki Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase Mountain Stream, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kudan no Taki Waterfall. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Towada Art Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase River, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then don't miss a visit to Ishigedo Rest Area, and finally explore the activities along Kumoi no Taki Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Towada online vacation planner.

Drive from Hachinohe to Towada in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Towada are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Towada

Parks · Nature · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Guriland ©
Guriland
Towada Art Center ©
Towada Art Center

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Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sendai Uminomori Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Sendai Station, then pause for some photo ops at Zuihoden, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sendaijo Ato.

Discover how to plan a Sendai trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Towada to Sendai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Sendai are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Osaki Hachiman Shrine ©
Osaki Hachiman Shrine

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