15 days in Tokyo, Sendai & Hakodate Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo, Sendai & Hakodate Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Sendai
— 4 nights
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Hakodate
— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Asakusa Shrine. Step off the beaten path and head to Kanda Myojin and Oya History Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Mitsumine Shrine (in Chichibu), Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita) and Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple, admire the masterpieces at teamLab☆Planets, and see the interesting displays at Fire Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Takkoku no Iwaya and Motsu-ji Temple. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sendai City Museum and Michinoku Folklore Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sendai: Kumano Taisha Shrine (in Nanyo), Yamagatajoato Ninomaruhigashi Otemon (in Yamagata) and Toyoma Education Museum (Old Toyoma Elementary School) (in Tome). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rinnoji Temple, don't miss a visit to Sendai Station, look and learn at Sendai Astronomical Observatory, and explore the historical opulence of Sendaijo Ato.

Plan my day in Sendai using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Tokyo to Sendai by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Tokyo in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sendai: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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Takkoku no Iwaya ©
Takkoku no Iwaya
Motsu-ji Temple ©
Motsu-ji Temple
Kumano Taisha Shrine ©
Kumano Taisha Shrine

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©

City of Lights

A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Motomachi and Matsumae Castle. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kaiyomaru and Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakodate: Nanae-cho (Hokkaido Konbukan & Akamatsu Highway), Trappist Monasteries (in Hokuto) and Esashi-cho (Esashi Oiwake Kaikan / Esashi Dashi Kaikan, Old Nakamura Residence, &more). Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Hakodate Horse Racetrack, steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Dozo, stroll around Goryokaku Park, and take an in-depth tour of Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hakodate journey site.

Take a train from Sendai to Hakodate in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Sendai in June, expect Hakodate to be little chillier, temps between 65°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Casinos

Side Trips

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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries
Kyu Soma-tei ©
Kyu Soma-tei

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