11 days in Yamagata & Tokyo Itinerary

11 days in Yamagata & Tokyo Itinerary

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11 days in Yamagata & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Yamagata
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Newark

4
nights
Yamagata

Yamagata ©
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yamagata: Azuma Mountain Range (in Yonezawa), Numajiri Kogen (in Inawashiro-machi) and Kitashiobara-mura (Goshikinuma Lake & Gran Deco Snow Resort). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Entsu-in Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Gassan, get your game on at Icerink Sendai, and get outside with Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yamagata trip planner .

Newark, USA to Yamagata is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Yamagata, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in December, you will find days in Yamagata are slightly colder (39°F), and nights are about the same (31°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yamagata

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kitashiobara-mura, Sendai, Azuma Mountain Range, Mt. Gassan, Numajiri Kogen
Highlights from your plan
Gran Deco Snow Resort ©
Gran Deco Snow Resort
Goshikinuma Lake ©
Goshikinuma Lake
Mt. Gassan ©
Mt. Gassan

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Tokyo Disneyland and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama), Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) (in Hakone-machi). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo route planning site .

Take a train from Yamagata to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yamagata in January, with highs in Tokyo at 50°F and lows at 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Lake Kawaguchi
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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