25 days in Japan Itinerary

25 days in Japan Itinerary

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Hakodate
— 1 night
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Aomori
— 2 nights
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Ajigasawa-machi
— 3 nights
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Kosaka-machi
— 1 night
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Oga
— 2 nights
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Semboku
— 3 nights
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Kesennuma
— Few hours
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Sendai
— 2 nights
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Okutama-machi
— 2 nights
10
Chichibu
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 17th (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and then admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Motomachi, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and finally steep yourself in history at Iai Kindergarten.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Hakodate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Hakodate is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Aomori.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Sannai-Maruyama Site, admire the masterpieces at Aomori Museum of Art, make a trip to Jomon Jiyukan, examine the collection at Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru, then don't miss a visit to Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Aomori Prefecture Tourist Centerl ASPAM. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Manjufukashi, buy something for everyone on your list at A-FACTORY, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally examine the collection at Tachineputa No Yakata.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Aomori trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hakodate to Aomori in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Aomori can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Ajigasawa-machi.

Things to do in Aomori

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tachineputa No Yakata
Highlights from your plan
Aomori Museum of Art ©
Aomori Museum of Art
Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse ©
Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse
Tachineputa No Yakata ©
Tachineputa No Yakata

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nights
Ajigasawa-machi

Ajigasawa-machi ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Ajigasawa-machi: Fukaura-machi (Lake Juniko, Kitakanegasawa no Oicho, &more), Tsugaru Earth Vellage (in Tsugaru) and Tsuruta-machi (Fujimi Lake Park & Tsurunomai Bridge).

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ajigasawa-machi tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Aomori to Ajigasawa-machi takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kosaka-machi.

Things to do in Ajigasawa-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fukaura-machi, Tsuruta-machi, Shirakami Sanchi, Tsugaru Earth Vellage
Highlights from your plan
Lake Juniko ©
Lake Juniko
Aomori Spring Ski Resort ©
Aomori Spring Ski Resort
Tsugaru Earth Vellage ©
Tsugaru Earth Vellage

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Kosaka-machi

Kosaka-machi ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get great views at Shimeitei Observatory, look and learn at Hakka Pass Observatory, then stroll around Kosaka Tetsudo Rail Park, then admire the striking features of Kosaka Mine Office, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Meiji Hyakunendori.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kosaka-machi trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ajigasawa-machi to Kosaka-machi by car takes about 2 hours. In December in Kosaka-machi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Oga.

Things to do in Kosaka-machi

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kosaka Tetsudo Rail Park ©
Kosaka Tetsudo Rail Park
Kosaka Mine Office ©
Kosaka Mine Office

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Oga

Oga ©
Oga is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.As of May 2015, the city has an estimated population of 29,318, and a population density of 122 persons per km2. On the 26th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kampu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unsho-ji Temple, meet the residents at Oga Aquarium Gao, then take in the pleasant sights at Nyudozaki, then see the interesting displays at Namahage Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ogashinzan Traditional Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Godzilla Rock, then explore the striking landscape at Oni no Kakurezato, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shinzan Shrine, and finally get all the information you need at Tenno Green Land /Michi-no-Eki Tenno.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Oga road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kosaka-machi to Oga in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Semboku.

Things to do in Oga

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Tenno Green Land /Michi-no-Eki Tenno
Highlights from your plan
Oga Aquarium Gao ©
Oga Aquarium Gao
Ogashinzan Traditional Museum ©
Ogashinzan Traditional Museum
Namahage Museum ©
Namahage Museum

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Semboku

Semboku ©
Established in 2005 by the merging of several towns and villages, Semboku boasts an Old Japan atmosphere, punctuated by traditional onsen resorts, old samurai houses, and weeping cherry trees.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, explore the activities along Lake Tazawa, admire the landmark architecture of Ishiguro Samurai House, steep yourself in history at Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, then look for gifts at Ando Brewery Kajoan, and finally stop by Samurai District.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Semboku trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Oga to Semboku takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Semboku can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kesennuma.

Things to do in Semboku

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Koiwai Farm, Miyazawa Kenji Memorial, Iwate Park (Koen)
Highlights from your plan
Samurai District ©
Samurai District
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum ©
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum
Ishiguro Samurai House
Ishiguro Samurai House

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Kesennuma

Kesennuma ©
Kesennuma is a city in Miyagi Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan., the city had an estimated population of 65,367 and a population density of 197PD/sqkmin 26,429 households. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a stroll through Kesennuma Fukko Shotengai, contemplate the waterfront views at Kesennuma Port, then don't miss a visit to Fukko Yataimura Kesennuma Yokocho, and finally examine the collection at Kesennuma Uminoichi Shark Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kesennuma trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Semboku to Kesennuma in 3 hours. December in Kesennuma sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sendai.

Things to do in Kesennuma

Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kesennuma Port ©
Kesennuma Port
Kesennuma Uminoichi Shark Museum ©
Kesennuma Uminoichi Shark Museum

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to JR East Nihon Shinkansen Sogo Sharyo Center, go for a stroll along the water at Matsushima Bay, step into the grandiose world of Aoba Castle Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sendaijo Ato, then get engrossed in the history at Zuihoden, and finally make a trip to Sendai Station.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sendai driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kesennuma to Sendai in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kesennuma in December, with highs in Sendai at 8°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Okutama-machi.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Matsushima-machi, JR East Nihon Shinkansen Sogo Sharyo Center, Risshaku-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Jozenji-dori Avenue ©
Jozenji-dori Avenue
Entsu-in Temple ©
Entsu-in Temple

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Okutama-machi

Okutama-machi
Explore Okutama-machi's surroundings by going to Nishizawa Valley (in Yamanashi), Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center (in Tsuru) and Hachioji (Mt. Takao & Takaosan Yakuo-in Yuki-ji Temple).

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Okutama-machi trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Sendai to Okutama-machi with the Route module. When traveling from Sendai in January, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Okutama-machi: temperatures range from 10°C by day to -2°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Okutama-machi

Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Hachioji, Nishizawa Valley, Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center
Highlights from your plan
Lake Okutama
Lake Okutama
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Mt. Kumotori ©
Mt. Kumotori

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Chichibu

Chichibu ©
A little rural reprieve not far from the capital, the city of Chichibu draws visitors with its vibrant landscape and pleasant, low-key urban attractions.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichibu Imamiya Shrine and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichibu Shrine. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haruna Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ikaho Stone Steps, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitsumine Shrine.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chichibu route planner.

You can drive from Okutama-machi to Chichibu in 2 hours. January in Chichibu sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Chichibu

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Ashikaga Flower Park, Ikaho Stone Steps, Tomioka Silk Mill, Haruna Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Ikaho Stone Steps ©
Ikaho Stone Steps
Ashikaga Flower Park ©
Ashikaga Flower Park
Chichibu Shrine ©
Chichibu Shrine

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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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Chichibu to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Chichibu in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 1°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Highlights from your plan
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree