11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Yuzawa-machi
— 1 night
3
Niigata
— 1 night
4
Akita
— 1 night
5
Yamagata
— 1 night
6
Sendai
— 3 nights

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal. Venture out of the city with trips to Minatomirai (Sky Garden & Yokohama Landmark Tower). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, pick up some new knowledge with Happo-en Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo journey planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get little chillier in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yuzawa-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Tours Parks Classes

Side Trip

Yokohama
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Food Tours
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Yuzawa-machi

Yuzawa-machi ©
It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): head outdoors with Forrest Adventure Yuzawa Nakazato, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tanigawa, fly down the slopes at Kagura Ski Resort, thendon't miss a visit to Ponshukan, and finally head outdoors with Naspa Ski Garden.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yuzawa-machi trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Yuzawa-machi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Niigata.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Naspa Ski Garden ©
Naspa Ski Garden
Mount Tanigawa ©
Mount Tanigawa

1
night
Niigata

Niigata ©
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
On the 15th (Tue), make a trip to The Old Saito Residence, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, thenstop by Ponshukan Niigata Station, thentake in panoramic vistas at Befco Bakauke Observatory Room, and finally get engrossed in the history at Northern Culture Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Niigata trip planner.

Take a train from Yuzawa-machi to Niigata in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Niigata can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Akita.

Things to do in Niigata

Shopping Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Ponshukan Niigata Station ©
Ponshukan Niigata Station
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery ©
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery
Northern Culture Museum ©
Northern Culture Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get your bearings at Michi-no-Eki Akita Port, see the interesting displays at Akita city Minzoku Geinou Densho-kan, admire the masterpieces at Akita Museum Of Art, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kubota Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Senshu Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Akita trip itinerary site.

Getting from Niigata to Akita by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Niigata in October; daily highs in Akita reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yamagata.

Things to do in Akita

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Akita Museum Of Art ©
Akita Museum Of Art
Michi-no-Eki Akita Port ©
Michi-no-Eki Akita Port
Kubota Castle ©
Kubota Castle

1
night
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 17th (Thu): admire the striking features of Bunshokan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Risshaku-ji Temple, thenboost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, thenfly down the slopes at Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, and finally don't miss a visit to Frost Covered Trees of Zao.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yamagata travel planning app.

Drive from Akita to Yamagata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Yamagata are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sendai.

Things to do in Yamagata

Outdoors Parks Spas
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Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort ©
Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort
Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple
Thermal Spas

3
nights
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
On the 18th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Sendaijo Ato, thenindulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, thentake in breathtaking views at Naruko Valley, and finally steep yourself in history at Motsu-ji Temple. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Okama Crater, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Katta, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Entsu-in Temple.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sendai route planning app.

You can drive from Yamagata to Sendai in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Yamagata in October, Sendai is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sendai

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Osaki, Zao-machi, Entsu-in Temple, Motsu-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Naruko Valley ©
Naruko Valley
Okama Crater ©
Okama Crater
Entsu-in Temple ©
Entsu-in Temple

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