15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Niigata Airport, Drive to Minakami-machi
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Minakami-machi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aizumisato-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Sado
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hirosaki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aomori
— 5 nights
Fly

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Minakami-machi

— 3 nights
Perched beneath the foothills of several soaring mountains, the town of Minakami-machi provides a picturesque stepping stone from which to explore the dramatic surrounding scenery.
You've now added Doleland Minakami to your itinerary. Explore Minakami-machi's surroundings by going to Karuizawa-machi (Karuizawa prince shopping plaza, Kumoba Pond, &more), Kusatsu-machi (Onsen Resorts & Yubatake) and Fukiwarenotaki Falls (in Numata). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Doai Station, and look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Tsukiyono Harvest.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Minakami-machi trip planner.

Durham, USA to Minakami-machi is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Minakami-machi is 14 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Aizumisato-machi.

Things to do in Minakami-machi

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aizumisato-machi

— 1 night
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the long history of The Site of Mukaihaguroyama Castle, contemplate the long history of Hikudari Kannondo, take an in-depth tour of Aizu Hongo Yaki Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryuko-ji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Isasumi Shrine.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Aizumisato-machi trip planning website.

You can drive from Minakami-machi to Aizumisato-machi in 4.5 hours. September in Aizumisato-machi sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Sado.

Things to do in Aizumisato-machi

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Sado

— 2 nights
Experience remote island living in Sado, a city in Niigata Prefecture encompassing all of the inhabited areas of Sado Island.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get your bearings at Kirarium Sado, steep yourself in history at Kitazawa Fuyusenkojo Remains, steep yourself in history at Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Doyu no Warito, then explore the activities along Senkakuwan, and finally make a trip to Ogawa Sunflower Field. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Obata Sake Brewery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chokokuji Temple, then visit Sado Steamship, and finally stroll around Toki no Mori Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sado trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Aizumisato-machi to Sado in 5.5 hours. In September in Sado, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Sado

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Hirosaki

— 2 nights
A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden, explore the historical opulence of Hirosaki Castle, then walk around Hirosaki Park, then steep yourself in history at Former Hirosaki City Library, and finally look for gifts at Omoide Shop Sakura House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Hirosaki Food Market, Niji no Mart, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choshoji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iwakiyama Shrine, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Dake Onsenkyo, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Iwaki, and finally hike along Mt. Iwaki Lifts.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hirosaki online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sado to Hirosaki takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sado in September, expect Hirosaki to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Aomori.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Aomori

— 5 nights
Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Towada (Shiraito Falls, Oirase Gorge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Sannai-Maruyama Site, head outdoors with Hakkoda Odake, admire the striking features of Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse, and explore the world behind art at Aomori Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aomori trip builder tool.

Getting from Hirosaki to Aomori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Aomori

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Onuma-gun travel guide

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Landmarks · Onsen Resorts · Historic Sites