28 days in East Asia Itinerary

28 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Aizuwakamatsu
— 2 nights
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Yamagata
— 3 nights
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Obanazawa
— 2 nights
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Semboku
— 2 nights
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Akita
— 2 nights
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Tsuruoka
— 4 nights
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Aomori
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

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

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 58°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Aizuwakamatsu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aizuwakamatsu

— 2 nights
Rich in culture and history, Aizuwakamatsu has retained much of its traditional character from its days as a feudal capital.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mt Iimori Slope Conveyor, don't miss a visit to Sazaedo, don't miss a visit to Byakkotai's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Sadao Iinuma's Tomb, then explore the historical opulence of Tsuruga jo Castle, and finally make a trip to Nanokamachidori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Oyakuen, admire the striking features of Aizu Old Samurai Residences, take in the awesome beauty at Iimoriyama, then explore the striking landscape at Tonohetsuri, and finally hit the slopes at Grandee Hatoriko Ski Resort.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aizuwakamatsu itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Tokyo to Aizuwakamatsu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect Aizuwakamatsu to be a bit cooler, temps between 48°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yamagata.

Things to do in Aizuwakamatsu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yamagata

— 3 nights
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
Get out of town with these interesting Yamagata side-trips: Sendai (Jozenji-dori Avenue, Sendai Station, &more) and Matsushima-machi (Zuiganji, Matsushima Bay, &more). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Risshaku-ji Temple, admire the striking features of Bunshokan, and make a trip to Frost Covered Trees of Zao.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yamagata holiday builder site.

Getting from Aizuwakamatsu to Yamagata by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Yamagata, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Obanazawa.

Things to do in Yamagata

Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Obanazawa

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get answers to all your questions at Yumeria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ginzan Yuhodo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ginzan Onsen. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Jizogura, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then make a trip to Kaneyama Townscape, and finally walk around Ozeki Park.

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You can drive from Yamagata to Obanazawa in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Obanazawa can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Semboku.

Things to do in Obanazawa

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

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.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tazawa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Semboku vacation website.

Traveling by car from Obanazawa to Semboku takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in March, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akita.

Things to do in Semboku

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Akita

— 2 nights
The coastal city of Akita has gained a wider reputation for its Kanto Matsuri, or "pole lantern festival," where skilled performers balance long bamboo poles on their foreheads with glowing paper lanterns attached to the end.
On the 17th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Akita Akarenga Kyodokan, enjoy breathtaking views from Michi-no-Eki Akita Port, pause for some photo ops at Our Lady of Akita, then hit the slopes at Mt. Taiheizan Ski Area Opus, and finally admire the natural beauty at Senshu Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Kubota Castle, explore the world behind art at Akita Museum Of Art, get engrossed in the history at Shoji Taro Ongakukan, then make a trip to Kawabata Street, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Hana-no-Yu Akita, and finally hunt for treasures at Akita Public Market.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Akita day trip app.

Drive from Semboku to Akita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Akita, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 32°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Akita

Museums · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Tsuruoka

— 4 nights
Tsuruoka, famous for its scenic surroundings, attracts tourists due to its proximity to the Dewa Sanzan, sacred mountains revered by the Shugendo religion.
Get out of town with these interesting Tsuruoka side-trips: Sakata (Sankyo Soko Storehouse, Sakata Yumenokura, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium, contemplate the long history of Mt.Haguro- Dewasanzan Sanjin Gosaiden, get to know the fascinating history of Mt.Haguro- Cedat Trees along the Approach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ideha Shrine.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Tsuruoka travel planner.

Drive from Akita to Tsuruoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in March, and nighttime lows around 36°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aomori.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Aomori

— 3 nights
Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aomori: Hirosaki (Hirosaki Castle, Hirosaki Park, &more) and Towada (Kudan no Taki Waterfall, Oirase Mountain Stream, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse, browse the different shops at A-FACTORY, examine the collection at Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru, and get all the information you need at Aomori Prefecture Tourist Centerl ASPAM.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aomori trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tsuruoka to Aomori in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In March, Aomori is slightly colder than Tsuruoka - with highs of 39°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Aomori

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 4 nights
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama, about 38 minutes away. Enjoy Tokyo some more: wander the streets of Odaiba District, admire the natural beauty at Rikugien Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Central Railway Station, and shop like a local with Takeshita Street.

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You can take a train from Aomori to Tokyo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Aomori - with highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip