13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Surabaya
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Towada
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h
3
Sendai
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
4
Yuzawa-machi
— 1 night
Train:  5 h 15 min
5
Tateyama-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Ome
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Surabaya

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.
Family-friendly places like Senso-ji Temple and Edo-Tokyo Museum will thrill your kids. For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Kimono Me. There's lots more to do: visit Odaiba District, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Surabaya, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Surabaya in December; daily highs in Tokyo reach 14°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Towada.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

1
night
Towada

Towada ©
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Towada Art Center, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Oirase Mountain Stream, thenindulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally take in the views from Deai-bashi Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Towada trip planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Towada in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect Towada to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Towada

Nature Parks Baths
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Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Towada Art Center ©
Towada Art Center
Onsen Resorts

1
night
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 27th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Akiu Fall, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sendai Uminomori Aquarium, thenget engrossed in the history at Zuihoden, and finally don't miss a visit to Sunmall Ichibancho.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sendai attractions planning website.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Towada to Sendai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Towada in December, expect Sendai to be somewhat warmer, temps between 8°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yuzawa-machi.

Things to do in Sendai

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Akiu Fall ©
Akiu Fall
Zuihoden ©
Zuihoden
Sendai Uminomori Aquarium ©
Sendai Uminomori Aquarium

1
night
Yuzawa-machi

Yuzawa-machi
It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
On the 28th (Sat), hit the slopes at Kagura Ski Resort, thenfly down the slopes at Yuzawa Kogen, and then don't miss a visit to Okukiyo Powerhouse.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yuzawa-machi online trip builder.

You can take a train from Sendai to Yuzawa-machi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

1
night
Tateyama-machi

Tateyama-machi
The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Tateyama, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Mikurigaike Pond, thencontemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tateyama-machi trip itinerary site.

Getting from Yuzawa-machi to Tateyama-machi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. December in Tateyama-machi sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Ome.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mikurigaike Pond
Mikurigaike Pond
Mt. Tateyama ©
Mt. Tateyama
Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine

4
nights
Ome

Ome ©
Ōme is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 136,071 and a population density of 1320 persons per km². Museum-lovers will get to explore Kushi Kanzashi Museum and Ome Akatsuka Fujio Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gyokudo Art Museum and Shiofune Kannon Temple. There's lots more to do: hike along Rock Garden, don't miss a visit to Mitake Valley, soak in some Japanese tradition at Kabeonsen Umenoyu, and see the interesting displays at Showa Gentokan.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ome travel route planning site.

Getting from Tateyama-machi to Ome by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Tateyama-machi in December, expect nights in Ome to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ome

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Mitake ©
Mt. Mitake
Shiofune Kannon Temple ©
Shiofune Kannon Temple
Kushi Kanzashi Museum ©
Kushi Kanzashi Museum

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