30 days in Tokyo & Niigata Itinerary

30 days in Tokyo & Niigata Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  11 h
1
Tokyo
— 9 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Niigata
— 13 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Bangkok

9
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ueno and Lalique Museum Hakone. Escape the urban bustle at Kamakura Hiking Trails and Mt. Mitake. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine (in Saitama), Hakone-machi (Hakone Museum of Art & Mt. Kintoki) and Mitsumine Shrine (in Chichibu). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, examine the collection at Fujiko F Fujio Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial Warships Mikasa.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in October, you will find days in Tokyo are colder (26°C), and nights are slightly colder (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Niigata.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Kamakura, Memorial Warships Mikasa, Mt. Mitake, Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine
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Ueno ©
Ueno
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

13
nights
Niigata

Niigata ©
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Get a sense of the local culture at Yahiko Shrine and Shingu Kumano Shrine Nagatoko. Get outdoors at Iide Renpo Mountain Range and Sawada Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Niigata side-trips: Sado (Sado Legend Hall, Obata Sake Brewery, &more), Shibata (Ichishimatei, Ichishima Sake Brewery, &more) and Ganjoji Temple (in Kitakata). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, explore the world behind art at The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, step into the grandiose world of The Ruins of Murakami Castle, and examine the collection at Niigata Niitsu Railway Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Niigata road trip planning site.

Getting from Tokyo to Niigata by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Niigata: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Niigata

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sado, Shibata, Nagaoka, Kitakata, Onsen Resorts
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Ganjoji Temple ©
Ganjoji Temple
Yahiko Shrine ©
Yahiko Shrine
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery ©
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery

7
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Odaiba and Kagurazaka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yanaka and Nezu Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Oyama Afuri Shrine (in Isehara), Pola Museum of Art (in Hakone-machi) and Kencho-ji Temple (in Kamakura). Enjoy Tokyo some more: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya, make a trip to Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour site.

Traveling by train from Niigata to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Niigata in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Oyama Afuri Shrine, Pola Museum of Art, Kichijoji, Kencho-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Yanaka ©
Yanaka

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