31 days in Japan Itinerary

31 days in Japan Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 4 nights
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Towada
— 3 nights
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Mutsu
— 2 nights
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Hirosaki
— 4 nights
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Obanazawa
— 1 night
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Tsuruoka
— 2 nights
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Fukaura-machi
— 2 nights
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Kesennuma
— 1 night
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Matsushima-machi
— 2 nights
10
Zao-machi
— 3 nights
11
Miyako
— 1 night
12
Hiraizumi-cho
— 3 nights

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari Shrine and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shinsennuma and Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: White Isle Niseko (in Kutchan-cho), Toyako Volcano Science Museum (in Toyako-cho) and Oyunuma (in Noboribetsu). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yotei, admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Shrine Tongu, and see the interesting displays at Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sapporo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Munich, Germany to Sapporo is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Munich to Sapporo. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sapporo when traveling from Munich in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Towada.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga ©
Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga

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Towada

Towada ©
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Towada Art Center and Tomb of Omachi Keigetsu. Step out of the city life by going to Choshi Otaki Waterfall and Hakufu no Taki. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Oirase Mountain Stream, admire the sheer force of Kudan no Taki Waterfall, and get outside with Tsuta Numa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Towada travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Sapporo to Towada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mutsu.

Things to do in Towada

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Towada Art Center ©
Towada Art Center
Choshi Otaki Waterfall ©
Choshi Otaki Waterfall
Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream

2
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Mutsu

Mutsu ©
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 km², in 29,304 households. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the activities along Sanzu River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mt. Osore Bodaiji Temple, then get outside with Osorezan, then explore the activities along Hiyamizu of Mt. Osore, and finally steep yourself in history at Hokuyokan. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Usoriyama and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mutsu City Wakinozawa Wild Monkeys Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mutsu trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Towada to Mutsu takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mutsu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Mutsu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Osorezan ©
Osorezan
Lake Usoriyama ©
Lake Usoriyama

4
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Hirosaki

Hirosaki ©
A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tachineputa No Yakata and Dashi Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shayokan and Shirakami Sanchi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hirosaki: Takayamainari Shrine (in Tsugaru) and Tsugaru Shamisen Kaikan (in Goshogawara). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saishoin Temple, contemplate the long history of Western Style Architecture, get outside with Mt. Iwaki Lifts, and make a trip to Former Fifty-Ninth Bank Aomori Bank Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hirosaki trip planning website.

Drive from Mutsu to Hirosaki in 3 hours. Traveling from Mutsu in September, plan for little chillier nights in Hirosaki, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Obanazawa.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Shayokan ©
Shayokan
Tachineputa No Yakata ©
Tachineputa No Yakata
Saishoin Temple ©
Saishoin Temple

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Obanazawa

Obanazawa ©
On the 12th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Ginzan Onsen, then examine the collection at Cross Culture Plaza Keio Kaikan, and then get engrossed in the history at Basho - Seifu History Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Obanazawa holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Hirosaki to Obanazawa takes 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Obanazawa when traveling from Hirosaki in September, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Obanazawa

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Ginzan Onsen ©
Ginzan Onsen

2
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Tsuruoka

Tsuruoka ©
Tsuruoka, famous for its scenic surroundings, attracts tourists due to its proximity to the Dewa Sanzan, sacred mountains revered by the Shugendo religion.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Sakata Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Churenji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Tamugimata Layered Housing, and finally steep yourself in history at Gyokusenji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenpoji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaikoji Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Haguro, then contemplate the long history of Mt.Haguro- Dewasanzan Sanjin Gosaiden, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mt.Haguro- Cedat Trees along the Approach.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tsuruoka vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Obanazawa to Tsuruoka takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tsuruoka are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fukaura-machi.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mt. Haguro ©
Mt. Haguro
Gyokusenji Temple ©
Gyokusenji Temple
Churenji Temple ©
Churenji Temple

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Fukaura-machi

Fukaura-machi ©
On the 15th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Oiwa Coast, see the interesting displays at Fukaura Bungakukan, then enjoy the sea views from Henashizaki Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Juniko Eco Museum Center Kokyokan, and finally get outside with Omagoshi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Gangara Hole, explore the activities along Blue Pond, and then kick back and relax at Moriyama Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fukaura-machi trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tsuruoka to Fukaura-machi takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Tsuruoka in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fukaura-machi, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kesennuma.

Things to do in Fukaura-machi

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Blue Pond ©
Blue Pond

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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. On the 17th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sanriku Fukko (Reconstruction) National Park.

Find out how to plan Kesennuma trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Fukaura-machi to Kesennuma by car takes about 5 hours. September in Kesennuma sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Matsushima-machi.

Things to do in Kesennuma

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sanriku Fukko (Reconstruction) National Park ©

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Matsushima-machi

Matsushima-machi ©
Matsushima-machi has long enjoyed a reputation for its natural scenery: back in the 17th century, scholar Hayashi Gaho listed its bay as one of the Three Views of Japan.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kyohei Fujita Glass Museum, get outside with Tsukihama Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zuiganji, then contemplate the long history of Godaido, then take in the views from Sukashi Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Entsu-in Temple. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Ogi Valley, then go for a stroll along the water at Matsushima Bay, and then explore the galleries of Mizusawa Prefecture Memorial Hall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Matsushima-machi trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Kesennuma to Matsushima-machi in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kesennuma in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Matsushima-machi, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zao-machi.

Things to do in Matsushima-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Matsushima Bay ©
Matsushima Bay
Entsu-in Temple ©
Entsu-in Temple
Zuiganji ©
Zuiganji

3
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Zao-machi

Zao-machi ©
On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Shiroishigawa Embankment Hitome Sembonzakura, then don't miss a visit to O-torii, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Katta, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Okama Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Daishoji Temple, stroll around Mahoroba Inishie no Sato Rekishi Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kaerazunotaki Fall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Shimakawa Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zao-machi online itinerary planner.

Drive from Matsushima-machi to Zao-machi in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Zao-machi when traveling from Matsushima-machi in September, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Miyako.

Things to do in Zao-machi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Okama Crater ©
Okama Crater
Mt. Katta ©
Mt. Katta

1
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Miyako

Miyako ©
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. To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Miyako trip site.

You can drive from Zao-machi to Miyako in 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Miyako can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Hiraizumi-cho.

Things to do in Miyako

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Ryusendo Limestone Cave ©
Ryusendo Limestone Cave
Jodogahama  Beach ©
Jodogahama Beach

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Hiraizumi-cho

Hiraizumi-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mine Yakushi-do, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuson-ji Temple, stroll the grounds of Denbenkei Tomb, then steep yourself in history at Takadachi Gikeido, then steep yourself in history at Motsu-ji Temple, and finally examine the collection at Sankozo. On your second day here, admire the verdant scenery at Gembi Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takkoku no Iwaya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyu Oi-do, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakusan Shrine, and finally pause for some photo ops at Matsuo Basho Statue.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hiraizumi-cho road trip app.

Drive from Miyako to Hiraizumi-cho in 2.5 hours. September in Hiraizumi-cho sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiraizumi-cho

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Chuson-ji Konjiki-do ©
Chuson-ji Konjiki-do
Takkoku no Iwaya ©
Takkoku no Iwaya
Motsu-ji Temple ©
Motsu-ji Temple

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