21 days in East Asia Itinerary

21 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Kamakura
— 1 night
Train
2
Yokohama
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly
4
Yamagata
— 1 night
Drive
5
Sendai
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Otaru
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly
8
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
1
2
3
4
5

Kamakura

— 1 night

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kencho-ji Temple and then steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple, see the interesting displays at Kannon Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple Kannondo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jimmu-ji Temple.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kamakura trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kamakura is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kamakura due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in February, expect Kamakura to be much colder, temps between 6°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Yokohama.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Yokohama

— 2 nights
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown, then take in the waterfront at Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, and finally go for a walk through Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yokohama road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kamakura to Yokohama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Kamakura in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Yokohama, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Tokyo

— 7 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yokohama to Tokyo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Yamagata.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Yamagata

— 1 night
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Sakazuki Lake, make a trip to Frost Covered Trees of Zao, fly down the slopes at Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then admire the landmark architecture of Bunshokan, and finally stroll around Kajo Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yamagata vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Yamagata takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in February, with highs in Yamagata at 2°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Sendai.

Things to do in Yamagata

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Spas

Sendai

— 2 nights
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 19th (Sat): make a trip to Jozenji-dori Avenue, don't miss a visit to Sendai Station, take a stroll through Sunmall Ichibancho, pause for some photo ops at Zuihoden, then explore the historical opulence of Aoba Castle Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sendaijo Ato. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zuiganji, go for a stroll along the water at Matsushima Bay, get engrossed in the history at Michinoku Date Masamune Historical Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Entsu-in Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Godaido.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sendai itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yamagata to Sendai in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Yamagata in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sendai, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Otaru.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Otaru

— 2 nights

Town of Hills

The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
On the 21st (Mon), hit the slopes at Kiroro Snow World. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Otaru Aquarium, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sankaku Market, make a trip to JR Otaru Station, get in on the family fun at Otaru Denuki Koji, then contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, and finally stop by Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Otaru driving holiday planning app.

You can fly from Sendai to Otaru in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sendai in February; daily highs in Otaru reach -1°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Sapporo

— 4 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Noboribetsu (Katta Shrine, Spas, &more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Odori Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Okurayama Lookout, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and take a stroll through Susukino.

Plan a Sapporo trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Otaru to Sapporo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Hakodate

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hakodate trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Sapporo to Hakodate by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. February in Hakodate sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Tohoku travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Long a poor rural area known for its harsh climate, Tohoku remained off the tourist radar for most of modern Japanese history. Today, tourism in Tohoku remains refreshingly subdued, offering the chance to discover some of the country's finest natural scenery without the crowds. The area encompasses many scenic hot springs, developed ski areas, picturesque lakes, and historic castles and former samurai residences. Tohoku also serves as an ideal spot for that quintessential Japanese activity, the cherry blossom viewing: the trees bloom later here than elsewhere in the country, making the region a great alternative if you arrive a bit late in the season.