12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  29 h
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Hachinohe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Fukushima
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Zao-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Yamagata
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
6
Sendai
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Aomori
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Ueno Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and then walk around Ueno Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tokyo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hachinohe.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Towada as well as Hachinohe Minato Morning Market. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Tanesashi Coast, explore the activities along Oirase Mountain Stream, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Towada, and finally make a trip to Hachinohe Yatai Village Mirokuyokocho. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Ashigezaki Lookout, thenbrowse the different shops at Hasshoku Center, and then hunt for treasures at Hachinohe Minato Morning Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Hachinohe trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hachinohe takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you will find days in Hachinohe are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Fukushima.

Things to do in Hachinohe

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Oirase Mountain Stream, Lake Towada
Highlights from your plan
Tanesashi Coast ©
Tanesashi Coast
Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Lake Towada ©
Lake Towada

1
night
Fukushima

Fukushima ©
Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. On the 6th (Mon), walk around Hanamiyama Park, thenget impressive views of Azuma Kofuji, and then admire the verdant scenery at Fudosawa Bridge / Tsubakurodani.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fukushima planning website.

Traveling by car from Hachinohe to Fukushima takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April in Fukushima, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. You will leave for Zao-machi on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Fukushima

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hanamiyama Park ©
Hanamiyama Park
Azuma Kofuji ©
Azuma Kofuji

1
night
Zao-machi

Zao-machi ©
On the 7th (Tue), stroll around Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park, thenmake a trip to Frost Covered Trees of Zao, and then fly down the slopes at Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zao-machi tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Fukushima to Zao-machi in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Zao-machi are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yamagata.

Things to do in Zao-machi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Yamagata, Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park
Highlights from your plan
Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort ©
Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort
Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park ©
Kajo Park ©
Kajo Park

few
hours
Yamagata

Yamagata
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yamagata road trip website.

You can drive from Zao-machi to Yamagata in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will leave for Sendai on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Yamagata

Historic Sites Parks Museums

2
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.
Shiroishigawa Embankment Hitome Sembonzakura has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Shiroishigawa Embankment Hitome Sembonzakura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Sedai Arahama Elementary School.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sendai visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Yamagata to Sendai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Yamagata in April, Sendai is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Aomori.

Things to do in Sendai

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Shiroishigawa Embankment Hitome Sembonzakura
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Aomori

Aomori ©
Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Onsen Resorts, Snow Corridor and Jogakura Bridge. Explore Aomori's surroundings by going to Oirase Mountain Stream (in Towada), Kuroishi Fire Brigade 3rd Minute Fire Station (in Kuroishi) and Inakadate Mura Tanbo Art (in Inakadate-mura). And it doesn't end there: walk around Hirosaki Park, explore the historical opulence of Hirosaki Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse, and don't miss a visit to Aomori Bay Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Aomori trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Sendai to Aomori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sendai in April; daily highs in Aomori reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aomori

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hirosaki, Hakkoda Mountains, Oirase Mountain Stream, Kuroishi Fire Brigade 3rd Minute Fire Station, Inakadate Mura Tanbo Art
Highlights from your plan
Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Hirosaki Park ©
Hirosaki Park
Hirosaki Castle ©
Hirosaki Castle

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