55 days in Japan Itinerary

55 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
3
Ise
— 2 nights
4
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima
— 1 night
5
Ibusuki
— 1 night
6
Naha
— 2 nights
7
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
8
Ishigaki
— 1 night
9
Fukuoka
— 1 night
10
Hatsukaichi
— 2 nights
11
Hiroshima
— Few hours
12
Kyoto
— 3 nights
13
Takayama
— 2 nights
14
Matsumoto
— 2 nights
15
Tsuruoka
— 2 nights
16
Kamikawa-cho
— 2 nights
17
Osaka
— 3 nights
18
Semboku
— 2 nights
19
Oga
— 3 nights
20
Sendai
— 3 nights
21
Hakodate
— 3 nights
22
Wakkanai
— 3 nights
23
Kamikawa-cho
— 3 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kimono Rental Asakusa Aiwafuku Shop 2, Street Kart Shinagawa #2 and Tokyo Skytree. Step off the beaten path and head to The National Art Center, Tokyo and Asakusa Shrine. Popular historic sites such as Nezu Shrine and Hozomon are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Ueno District, get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder site.

Monroe, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Monroe to Tokyo is 15 hours. Traveling from Monroe in June, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
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teamLab☆Planets

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Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Okada Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at Hakone Museum of Art, thenexplore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, trek along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, thenexplore the world behind art at Narukawa Art Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Choanji Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in June: highs in Hakone-machi hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Okada Museum of Art ©
Okada Museum of Art
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
Hakone Museum of Art ©
Hakone Museum of Art

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Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Osugi Canyon has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Osugi Canyon, get to know the fascinating history of Ise Shrine Geku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aramatsurinomiya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, thentake an in-depth tour of Jingu Chokokan Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Oharai-machi. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ago no Matsubara Beach, steep yourself in history at Izawanomiya, steep yourself in history at Meotoiwa Front Approach, thencontemplate the long history of Hinjitsukan, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yamato-hime Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kazahinominomiya.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ise trip planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Ise in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. Traveling from Hakone-machi in June, things will get a bit warmer in Ise: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Tonosho-cho.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shima, Osugi Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Jingu Chokokan Museum ©
Jingu Chokokan Museum
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine

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Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima

Tonosho-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishinotakiryusui Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Olive Beach, thensee the interesting displays at Olive Navi Shodoshima, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Nakayama Senmaida, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hitoyama Rikyu Hachiman Shrine. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shodojima 88 Holy Sites Visiting, explore the striking landscape at Kasaneiwa (Piled Rocks), thensee the interesting displays at Teshima Yokoo House, thenadmire the masterpieces at Teshima Art Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to MeiPAM.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tonosho-cho trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Ise to Tonosho-cho with the Route module. Traveling from Ise in June, Tonosho-cho is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Tonosho-cho

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shodoshima-cho
Highlights from your plan
Teshima Art Museum ©
Teshima Art Museum
Teshima Yokoo House ©
Teshima Yokoo House
Olive Navi Shodoshima ©
Olive Navi Shodoshima

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Ibusuki

Ibusuki ©
A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
On the 12th (Fri), cruise along JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station, take in the awesome beauty at Onodake, examine the collection at Hotarukan Tomiyashokudo, thendon't miss a visit to Chiran Heiwa Park, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Chiran Peace Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chirancho Gokoku Shrine.

Discover how to plan a Ibusuki trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Tonosho-cho to Ibusuki with the Route module. June in Ibusuki sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Minamikyushu
Highlights from your plan
Onodake ©
Onodake
Chiran Peace Museum ©
Chiran Peace Museum
JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station
JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station

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Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Visiting Aharen Beach and Nishibama Beach will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum and Shurijo Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naha: Zamami-son (Aka Beach & Furuzamami Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Toyosaki Kaihin Koen, get to know the fascinating history of Naminoue-gu Shrine, make a trip to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, and steep yourself in history at Hoshimmon.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Naha trip planner.

You can fly from Ibusuki to Naha in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ibusuki in June, with highs in Naha at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Zamami-son, Toyosaki Kaihin Koen, Aharen Beach
Highlights from your plan
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Nishibama Beach
Nishibama Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get outside with Tomori Imugya Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, explore the different monuments and memorials at Nakasone Toyumya Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyako Shrine, thenget outside with Painagama Beach, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima trip maker website.

You can fly from Naha to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yabiji
Yabiji
Painagama Beach ©
Painagama Beach
Tomori Imugya Beach ©
Tomori Imugya Beach

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Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torinji Temple, thenexplore the gorgeous colors at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and finally visit Miyara River Hirugi Grove.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki driving holiday app.

Getting from Miyakojima to Ishigaki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. June in Ishigaki sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Island Countryside Settlement
Highlights from your plan
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble ©
Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble
Torinji Temple ©
Torinji Temple

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fukuoka City Museum. On the 18th (Thu), visit Nakasu District, wander the streets of Shintencho Shopping Street, wander the streets of Nishijin Shopping District, thentake an in-depth tour of Fukuoka City Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atago Jinja Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): wander the streets of Oyafukodori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashii-gu, thencontemplate the long history of Nanzoin, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamado Shrine.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka holiday builder website.

Getting from Ishigaki to Fukuoka by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ishigaki in June; daily highs in Fukuoka reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Nanzoin
Highlights from your plan
Hakozaki Shrine ©
Hakozaki Shrine
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Fukuoka City Museum ©
Fukuoka City Museum

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Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
On the 20th (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Itsukushima Battlefield, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyama Shrine, identify plant and animal life at Shiraito River, thenget engrossed in the history at Miyajima History Folk Museum, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Takinokoji.

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

Getting from Fukuoka to Hatsukaichi by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Hatsukaichi can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Miyama Shrine ©
Miyama Shrine
Miyajima History Folk Museum ©
Miyajima History Folk Museum

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima itinerary builder.

Hiroshima is very close to Hatsukaichi. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 21st (Sun), you're off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Museums

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kennin-ji Temple and Higashi Hongan-ji Temple. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gio-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Ninna-ji Temple, and contemplate the long history of Chishaku-in.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

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Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
On the 24th (Wed), don't miss a visit to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, thensteep yourself in history at Kanda house, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, and finally explore the world behind art at Furui Machinami Museum Kiyoshi Yamashita Gengaten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), see the interesting displays at Hikaru Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), thensee the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum, and finally take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Takayama journey builder site.

You can drive from Kyoto to Takayama in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
Highlights from your plan
Kanda house ©
Kanda house
Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum

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Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Matsumoto City Art Museum and Old High School Memorial Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Matsumoto City Timepiece Museum and Matsumoto City Museum. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Matsumoto Castle, take in the views from Myojin Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matsumoto Shrine, and steep yourself in history at Former Catholic Church Priest House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Matsumoto online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Matsumoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Matsumoto sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto City Art Museum ©
Matsumoto City Art Museum
Yohashira Shrine ©
Yohashira Shrine

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt.Haguro- Dewasanzan Sanjin Gosaiden. Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Haguro and Hachiko Shrine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Churenji Temple and Nangakuji Temple. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenpoji, get to know the fascinating history of Mt.Haguro- Cedat Trees along the Approach, make a trip to Heishindo-Former Kazama Family Residence, and examine the collection at Taihinkan.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tsuruoka online vacation planner.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Tsuruoka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. June in Tsuruoka sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Haguro ©
Mt. Haguro
Gyokusenji Temple ©
Gyokusenji Temple
Churenji Temple ©
Churenji Temple

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Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho ©
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Daisetsuzan. Get outdoors at Sounkyo Momojidani and Ryusei Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Ginga Falls and Susoaidaira. When in Kamikawa-cho, make a side trip to see Sugatami no Ike Lake in Higashikawa-cho, approximately Higashikawa-cho away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Midori, take in breathtaking views at Sounkyo Gorge, see human ingenuity at work at Taisetu Dam, and examine the collection at Sounkyo Mt.Daisetsu Photo Museum.

Start your trip to Kamikawa-cho by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tsuruoka to Kamikawa-cho. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kamikawa-cho when traveling from Tsuruoka in July, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Higashikawa-cho
Highlights from your plan
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Sounkyo Gorge ©
Sounkyo Gorge
Akadake Ginsendai ©
Akadake Ginsendai

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Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Naramachi Koshino Ie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, thencontemplate the long history of Ikasuri Shrine Karimiya, and finally visit Dotombori District. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the engaging exhibits at Kids Plaza Osaka, see the interesting displays at Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

Discover how to plan a Osaka trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Kamikawa-cho to Osaka with the Route module. Traveling from Kamikawa-cho in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Osaka: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Semboku.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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Semboku

Semboku ©
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 8th (Wed), take a stroll through Kakunodate, get engrossed in the history at Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Ishiguro Samurai House, and finally take a stroll through Samurai District. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Kawaradake, contemplate the long history of Odano Samurai House, examine the collection at Katakurikan, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ukiki Shrine, thencontemplate the long history of Omoide no Katabunko, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Semboku tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Semboku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Osaka in July; daily highs in Semboku reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oga.

Things to do in Semboku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum ©
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum
Samurai District ©
Samurai District
Onsen Resorts

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Oga

Oga ©
Oga is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.As of May 2015, the city has an estimated population of 29,318, and a population density of 122 persons per km2. On the 10th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Nanohana Road, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kampu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unsho-ji Temple, thensee the interesting displays at Namahage Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Ogashinzan Traditional Museum, and finally visit Mantaibutsu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Unosaki Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Godzilla Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Oganishi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akagami Shrine Goshado, thenexplore the historical opulence of Gojome Castle Forest Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Ogata Fuji.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oga trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Semboku to Oga in 2 hours. July in Oga sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Oga

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ogata-mura, Gojome Castle Forest Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Kampu ©
Mt. Kampu
Ogashinzan Traditional Museum ©
Ogashinzan Traditional Museum
Namahage Museum ©
Namahage 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Zuihoden and Tohoku University of Natural History. Visiting Nobiru Beach and Rairaikyo Gorge will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Sendai: Tsukihama Beach (in Higashimatsushima), Kitabatake Shrine (in Tendo) and Yamagata (Yamadera Senju-in Temple & Risshaku-ji Temple). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinnoji Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and wander the streets of Sunmall Ichibancho.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sendai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oga to Sendai takes 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sendai are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Higashimatsushima, Yamagata, Kitabatake Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple
Zuihoden ©
Zuihoden
Rinnoji Temple ©
Rinnoji Temple

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples and Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Motomachi and Hokkaido Konbukan. Step out of Hakodate to go to Hokuto and see Trappist Monasteries, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Hakodate Observatory, try your luck at Hakodate Horse Racetrack, and take an in-depth tour of Kitajima Saburo Memorial Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hakodate vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Sendai to Hakodate in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Sendai in July, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Hakodate. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mount Hakodate, Trappist Monasteries, Hokkaido Konbukan
Highlights from your plan
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward

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Wakkanai

Wakkanai ©
The northernmost city in the country, Wakkanai experiences constant exposure to the elements, with windy and snow-covered winters perhaps its main claim to fame on a national level.
On the 19th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Toyotomicho Kabutonuma Kyodo Reference Room, engage your brain at Sarobetsu Marsh Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Onuma Bird House, thenenjoy breathtaking views from 100th Year Memorial Tower, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Hamayuchi Rest House (Kohone House), get outside with Yuhigaoka Parking Area, make a trip to Cape Noshappu, thenengage your brain at Wakkanai Youth Science Museum, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Wakkanai Lighthouse, and finally don't miss a visit to Wakkanai Port Kita Bohatei Dome.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Wakkanai online vacation planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Hakodate to Wakkanai in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

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Toyotomi-cho
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Wakkanai Youth Science Museum ©
Wakkanai Youth Science Museum
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Hokumon Shrine
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Former Seto House

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Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho ©
Daisetsuzan has been added to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Aibetsu Shrine and World Sheep Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Viva Alpaca Farm and Daisetsu Kogen Swamp. Step out of Kamikawa-cho to go to Wassamu-cho and see Shokari Toge Memorial House, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Explore Kamikawa-cho further: witness a stunning natural landmark at Nakadake Onsen, make a trip to Ice Pavilion, admire the natural beauty at Oyuki Morino Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Obako Kobako.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kamikawa-cho trip planner.

Getting from Wakkanai to Kamikawa-cho by car takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Wakkanai in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kamikawa-cho: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Shokari Toge Memorial House, Aibetsu Shrine, World Sheep Museum, Viva Alpaca Farm, Nakadake Onsen
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Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Aibetsu Shrine ©
Aibetsu Shrine
World Sheep Museum ©
World Sheep Museum

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