11 days in Tokyo, Akita & Niigata Itinerary

11 days in Tokyo, Akita & Niigata Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Akita
— 3 nights
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Niigata
— 3 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.
You'll explore and learn at teamLab☆Planets and Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Ueno District and Memorial Warships Mikasa. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Kawasaki to see Kawasaki Daishi about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Kagurazaka, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Western Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, and take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 14°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Akita.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kawasaki Daishi, Memorial Warships Mikasa
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teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
Kanda Myojin ©
Kanda Myojin

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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.
Ogashinzan Traditional Museum and Namahage Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Mt. Kampu and Mt. Taiheizan Ski Area Opus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akita: Semboku (Omura Art Museum, Samurai District, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Akita Museum Of Art, step into the grandiose world of Kubota Castle Front Gate, get engrossed in the history at The Satake Historical Material Museum, and examine the collection at Shoji Taro Ongakukan.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Akita online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Akita takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect Akita to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Niigata.

Things to do in Akita

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Semboku, Oga
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Ogashinzan Traditional Museum ©
Ogashinzan Traditional Museum
Namahage Museum ©
Namahage Museum
Samurai District ©
Samurai District

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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 14th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marinepia Nihonkai, don't miss a visit to The Old Saito Residence, then sample the tasty concoctions at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, then look for gifts at Ponshukan Niigata Station, and finally see the interesting displays at Nigata City Manga no Ie. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at Hozanshuzo Brewering, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yahiko Shrine, then see the interesting displays at Kakudayama Museum, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Niigata trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Akita to Niigata in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Akita in December; daily highs in Niigata reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. On the 16th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Niigata

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Yahiko Shrine
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Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery ©
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery
Yahiko Shrine ©
Yahiko Shrine
Ponshukan Niigata Station ©
Ponshukan Niigata Station

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