28 days in East Asia Itinerary

28 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

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Tokyo
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Hachinohe
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Mutsu
— 3 nights
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Towada
— 3 nights
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Morioka
— 2 nights
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Semboku
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Miyako
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Sendai
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
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Tokyo

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and walk around Ueno Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tokyo tour itinerary maker tool.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in March, things will get a bit cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 58°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hachinohe.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hachinohe

— 2 nights
Tourism in Hachinohe centers around the port city's scenic coastline, lively food markets, and picturesque island with thousands of black-tailed gulls.
On the 8th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Hachinohe Yatai Village Mirokuyokocho, stroll through Michinoku Coastal Trail, then steep yourself in history at Hachinohe City Historic Site Nejo Square, then see the interesting displays at Hachinohe City Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Nejyo Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kabushima Shrine, enjoy the sand and surf at Tanesashi Coast, enjoy breathtaking views from Ashigezaki Lookout, step off the mainland to explore Kabushima Island, then see the interesting displays at Korekawa Archaeological Institution, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Hachinohe Observation Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hachinohe online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Hachinohe by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in March, with highs in Hachinohe at 43°F and lows at 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mutsu.

Things to do in Hachinohe

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Mutsu

— 3 nights
Mutsu is a city located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 59,807, and a population density of 69.2 persons per kmĀ², in 29,304 households. Get out of town with these interesting Mutsu side-trips: Oma-machi (Oma Tourist Souvenir Center, Northernmost Honshu Monument, &more) and Sai-mura (Hotokegaura & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Kamafuseyama Observatory, explore the activities along Lake Usoriyama, take some stellar pictures from Mt. Osore Sai no Kawara, and stop by Itako's Spirit Possession.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mutsu tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Hachinohe to Mutsu in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Mutsu are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Towada.

Things to do in Mutsu

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Towada

— 3 nights
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase River. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Towada Art Center, explore the activities along Ashura no Nagare, then admire the sheer force of Choshi Otaki Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase Gorge, and finally admire the sheer force of Kudan no Taki Waterfall.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Towada online trip builder.

Drive from Mutsu to Towada in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Towada are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. You will leave for Morioka on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Towada

Parks · Nature · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Morioka

— 2 nights
The city of Morioka sits against a mountainous backdrop, framed by two main rivers.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Appi Kogen Ski Resort and then make a trip to Rock-breaking Cherry Tree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Miyazawa Kenji Fairy Tales Village, see the interesting displays at Miyazawa Kenji Memorial, then buy something for everyone on your list at Fesan, then take in the views from Yugaose Bridge, and finally stroll around Iwate Park (Koen).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Morioka online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Towada to Morioka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Morioka sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Semboku.

Things to do in Morioka

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Semboku

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): visit Kakunodate, admire the striking features of Ishiguro Samurai House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Samurai District, and finally stop by Ando Brewery Kajoan. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tazawa, go for a walk through Hinokinaigawa Kasen Ryokuchi, contemplate the long history of Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Kakunodate Samurai House Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Tatsuko.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Semboku tour planner.

Drive from Morioka to Semboku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Semboku are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. You will leave for Miyako on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Semboku

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Miyako

— 3 nights
Miyako is a city located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 54,573, and a population density of 43.3 persons per km2. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miyako: Ryusendo Limestone Cave (in Iwaizumi-cho) and Tono Furusatomura (in Tono). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Jodogahama Beach, stroll around Shinsai Memorial Park Nakanohama, take in the dramatic natural features at Namidazaki, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Gassan.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Miyako day trip planning site.

Getting from Semboku to Miyako by car takes about 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Miyako

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Sendai

— 3 nights
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sendai: Matsushima-machi (Zuiganji, Matsushima Bay, &more), Yamagata (Onsen Resorts & Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort) and O-torii (in Zao-machi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiogama Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Aoba Castle Museum, don't miss a visit to Sendai Station, and appreciate the history behind Zuihoden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sendai trip builder website.

You can drive from Miyako to Sendai in 4 hours. Traveling from Miyako in March, Sendai is a bit warmer at night with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 4 nights
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. Enjoy Tokyo some more: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree, take a stroll through Takeshita Street, shop like a local with Ginza, and admire the natural beauty at Rikugien Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Sendai to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Sendai in March, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip