16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mexico City
Fly + Drive:  20 h 15 min
1
Yonezawa
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Sendai
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Aomori
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
5
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Mexico City

1
day
Yonezawa

Yonezawa ©
Yonezawa is a city in Yamagata Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uesugi Jinja Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Keishoden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fukutoku Inari Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matsugasaki Shrine, then stroll around Yonezawa Castle Ruins / Matsugasaki Park, and finally stroll around Naoetei Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yonezawa online tour planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Yonezawa is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Yonezawa is 15 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mexico City in June since evenings lows in Yonezawa dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sendai.

Things to do in Yonezawa

Historic Sites Parks Spas
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Yonezawa Castle Ruins / Matsugasaki Park ©
Yonezawa Castle Ruins / Matsugasaki Park
Uesugi Jinja Shrine ©
Uesugi Jinja Shrine
Naoetei Park ©
Naoetei Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Jozenji-dori Avenue, don't miss a visit to Sendai Station, go for a stroll along the water at Matsushima Bay, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Entsu-in Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiogama Shrine, and finally see where the action happens at Yurtec Stadium Sendai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Zuihoden, get to know the resident critters at Selcohome Zoo Paradise Yagiyama, then walk around Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akiu Shrine, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sendai online route builder.

Drive from Yonezawa to Sendai in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yonezawa in June: highs in Sendai hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Aomori.

Things to do in Sendai

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Matsushima-machi, Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park, Shiogama Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park ©
Yurtec Stadium Sendai ©
Yurtec Stadium Sendai

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Choshi Otaki Waterfall and Oirase River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aomori: Tachineputa No Yakata (in Goshogawara), Towada (Onsen Resorts & Towada Art Center) and Hirosaki (Hirosaki Castle, Hirosaki Park, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Sannai-Maruyama Site, snap pictures at Labridge, take in the awesome beauty at Hakkoda Mountains, and admire the striking features of Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Aomori trip tool.

Getting from Sendai to Aomori by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sendai in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Aomori, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Aomori

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Towada, Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Tachineputa No Yakata
Highlights from your plan
Hirosaki Park ©
Hirosaki Park
Choshi Otaki Waterfall ©
Choshi Otaki Waterfall
Sannai-Maruyama Site ©
Sannai-Maruyama Site

3
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park and Moerenuma Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Rusutsu Resort Ski (in Rusutsu-mura) and Lake Shikotsu (in Chitose). There's lots more to do: walk around Asahiyama Kinen Koen, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari Shrine, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Pioneer Mother.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sapporo day trip website.

Getting from Aomori to Sapporo by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Aomori in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Sapporo, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Rusutsu Resort Ski, Lake Shikotsu
Highlights from your plan
Moerenuma Park ©
Moerenuma Park
Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park ©
Asahiyama Kinen Koen ©
Asahiyama Kinen Koen

2
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a stroll through Motomachi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappist Monasteries, explore the activities along Onuma Lake, then walk around Onuma Quasi-National Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, admire the striking features of Kyu Soma-tei, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then see the interesting displays at Hakodate Takadaya Kahei Museum, and finally try to win big at Hakodate Horse Racetrack.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakodate day trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sapporo to Hakodate in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Trappist Monasteries
Highlights from your plan
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward
Hakodate Horse Racetrack ©
Hakodate Horse Racetrack
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal and Nezu Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Minatomirai (Sky Garden & Yokohama Landmark Tower). The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo International Airport International Terminal Observation Deck, have some family-friendly fun at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo route planner.

Getting from Hakodate to Tokyo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hakodate in June, with highs in Tokyo at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Tours Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Yokohama
Highlights from your plan
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal ©
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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