22 days in East Asia Itinerary

22 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo
Fly
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Sapporo
— 6 nights
Fly
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Aomori
— 1 day
Train
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Sendai
— 1 night
Drive
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Niigata
— 4 nights
Fly
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Osaka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tottori
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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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.
To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip planning website.

Stuttgart, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Stuttgart to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stuttgart in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Sapporo

— 6 nights

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu) and Otaru (Former Motosaburo Kaneko Store, Otaru Canal, &more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Odori Park, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, get great views at Mt. Moiwa, and contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Sapporo trip builder site.

Getting from Tokyo to Sapporo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in March, plan for cooler days in Sapporo, with highs around 1°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to Aomori.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Aomori

— 1 day
Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): browse the different shops at A-FACTORY, admire the striking features of Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse, then see the interesting displays at Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru, then get advice or help at Aomori Prefecture Tourist Centerl ASPAM, and finally take in the views from Aomori Bay Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Aomori planner.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Aomori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Aomori sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Sendai.

Things to do in Aomori

Shopping · Museums

Sendai

— 1 night
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
On the 9th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Jozenji-dori Avenue, don't miss a visit to Sendai Station, make a trip to Sunmall Ichibancho, visit Sendai Mediatheque, then explore the galleries of Zuihoden, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sendaijo Ato.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sendai travel planner.

You can take a train from Aomori to Sendai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Aomori in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Sendai: highs are around 10°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Niigata.

Things to do in Sendai

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Niigata

— 4 nights
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Change things up with these side-trips from Niigata: Yahiko-mura (Yahiko Park, Yahiko Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Ponshukan Niigata Station, meet the residents at Marinepia Nihonkai, take in panoramic vistas at Befco Bakauke Observatory Room, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Niigata day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sendai to Niigata takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sendai in March since evenings lows in Niigata dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to Osaka.

Things to do in Niigata

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Osaka

— 3 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotokuji Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka online route planner.

You can fly from Niigata to Osaka in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Niigata in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Osaka, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tottori.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Tottori

— 3 nights
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
Get out of town with these interesting Tottori side-trips: Amarube Railroad Bridge, Sorano Eki (in Kami-cho), Shinonsen-cho (Arayu & Onsen Resorts) and Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple (in Misasa-cho). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tottori Sand Dunes, browse the exhibits of The Sand Museum, kick back and relax at Uradome Coast, and step into the grandiose world of Tsuyama Castle (Kakuzan Park).

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tottori route site.

You can drive from Osaka to Tottori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Tottori

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 3 nights
Explore Tokyo further: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, stop by Akihabara, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo vacation planner.

Getting from Tottori to Tokyo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites