35 days in Japan Itinerary

35 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Sendai
— 4 nights
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Hakodate
— 2 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 1 day
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Hakodate
— 2 nights
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Akita
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Toyooka
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Kobe
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 5 nights

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Hakone-machi (Hakone Ropeway, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Tokyo National Museum, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Hama Rikyu Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Tokyo Central Railway Station.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tokyo attractions planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 17 hours. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sendai: Hanamiyama Park (in Fukushima), Kaiseiyama Park (in Koriyama) and Miharutakizakura (in Miharu-machi). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Shiroishigawa Embankment Hitome Sembonzakura, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuson-ji Konjiki-do, don't miss a visit to Large Ginkgo Tree in Yamadera, and steep yourself in history at Sendaijo Ato.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sendai visit planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Sendai by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: highs in Sendai hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Miharutakizakura ©
Miharutakizakura
Hanamiyama Park ©
Hanamiyama Park

2
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©

City of Lights

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 16th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries, contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Dozo, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, then pause for some photo ops at Monument of Takeda Ayasaburo Sensei, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Old British Consulate of Hakodate, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Motomachi, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and finally look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate route planning app.

Getting from Sendai to Hakodate by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Sendai in April, things will get little chillier in Hakodate: highs are around 52°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu day trip website.

Getting from Hakodate to Noboribetsu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©

City of Lights

Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, then admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Dozo.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Akita.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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Akita

Akita ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akita: Semboku (Hinokinaigawa Kasen Ryokuchi, Ishiguro Samurai House, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Senshu Park, explore the world behind art at Akita Museum Of Art, pause for some photo ops at Satake Yoshitaka Statue, and don't miss a visit to Akita Marugoto Market.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Akita tour planning tool.

You can fly from Hakodate to Akita in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. April in Akita sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Akita

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, KĊtoku-in, &more). See even more of Tokyo: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, meet the residents at Ueno Zoo, steep yourself in history at Tokyo Central Railway Station, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Akita to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Akita in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Arigato Japan Food Tours ©
Arigato Japan Food Tours
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto travel route planning website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Toyooka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kishibo Zenshin, get to know the fascinating history of Street of Kinosaki Onsen, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Kinosaki Marine World, and finally walk around Genbudo Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Izushi Castle Town, walk around Yakuno Gembugan Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Takeda Teramachi Street, then steep yourself in history at Takeda Castle Ruins, and finally make a trip to Awaga Shrine.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Toyooka travel planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Toyooka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Toyooka are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Toyooka

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kinosaki Marine World ©
Kinosaki Marine World
Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen
Takeda Castle Ruins ©
Takeda Castle Ruins

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
See some other sides of Kyoto: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and wander the streets of Gion.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Toyooka to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 4th (Tue), gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, take a stroll through Kobe Harborland, then see the interesting displays at Kawasaki Good Times World, then take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally make a trip to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck), take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, then make a trip to Kobe Kitano Museum (Ijinkan-gai), then wander the streets of Kitano-cho, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kobe road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kobe in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kobe: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens ©
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). Explore Tokyo further: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip app.

Fly from Kobe to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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