60 days in Japan Itinerary

60 days in Japan Itinerary

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Aomori
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Hirosaki
— 3 nights
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Fukaura-machi
— 1 night
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Noshiro
— 2 nights
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Akita
— 2 nights
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Semboku
— 2 nights
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Morioka
— 2 nights
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Miyako
— 2 nights
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Hachimantai
— 2 nights
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Hachinohe
— 1 night
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Kosaka-machi
— 2 nights
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Hachinohe
— 1 night
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Mutsu
— 1 night
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Oma-machi
— 1 night
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Mutsu
— 1 night
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Noheji-machi
— 1 night
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Sendai
— 7 nights
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Obanazawa
— 2 nights
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Tsuruoka
— 3 nights
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Kaminoyama
— 2 nights
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Zao-machi
— 2 nights
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Fukushima
— 3 nights
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Koriyama
— 1 night
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Aizuwakamatsu
— 2 nights
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Niigata
— 2 nights
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Sado
— 2 nights
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Yuzawa
— 2 nights
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Minakami-machi
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights

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Aomori

Aomori ©
Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
Explore Aomori's surroundings by going to Goshogawara (Tsugaru Shamisen Kaikan & Shayokan). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Hakkoda Mountains, make a trip to Aomori Bay Bridge, examine the collection at Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aomori Asamushi Aquarium.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Aomori driving holiday planning tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Hakodate Airport. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Aomori

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru ©
Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru
Hakkoda Mountains ©
Hakkoda Mountains
Sannai-Maruyama Site ©
Sannai-Maruyama Site

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tachineputa No Yakata, head outdoors with Mt. Iwaki Lifts, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Iwaki, and finally look for gifts at Noichigo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden, contemplate the long history of Former Fifty-Ninth Bank Aomori Bank Museum, then contemplate the long history of Former Hirosaki City Library, then stroll around Hirosaki Park, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hirosaki Castle.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hirosaki online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aomori to Hirosaki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Hirosaki are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Fukaura-machi.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Hirosaki Castle ©
Hirosaki Castle
Hirosaki Apple Park ©
Hirosaki Apple Park
Hirosaki Park ©
Hirosaki Park

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Fukaura-machi

Fukaura-machi ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shunkozan Engakuji Temple and then examine the collection at Juniko Eco Museum Center Kokyokan.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukaura-machi online itinerary planner.

Getting from Hirosaki to Fukaura-machi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for Noshiro.

Things to do in Fukaura-machi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Blue Pond ©
Blue Pond
Shunkozan Engakuji Temple ©
Shunkozan Engakuji Temple

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Noshiro

Noshiro ©
Noshiro is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.As of February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 54,576, and a population density of 128 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Kaneyu, then examine the collection at Noshiro Basketball Library & Museum, and then make a trip to Michi-no-Eki Minehama. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nanohana Road, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oga Aquarium Gao, then take in the pleasant sights at Nyudozaki, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Unsho-ji Temple, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Noshiro Energy Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Noshiro vacation app.

Traveling by car from Fukaura-machi to Noshiro takes 1.5 hours. In October in Noshiro, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Akita.

Things to do in Noshiro

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Oga Aquarium Gao ©
Oga Aquarium Gao
Nyudozaki ©
Nyudozaki
Kaneyu ©
Kaneyu

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Akita Station Building Topico and then admire the masterpieces at Akita Museum Of Art. On the next day, examine the collection at Akita Akarenga Kyodokan, admire the striking features of Michi-no-Eki Akita Port, then get engrossed in the history at Ogashinzan Traditional Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kampu, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sky Park Kanpuzan Kaiten Observatory Deck.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Akita travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Noshiro to Akita takes 1.5 hours. In October in Akita, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Semboku.

Things to do in Akita

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Akita Museum Of Art ©
Akita Museum Of Art
Ogashinzan Traditional Museum ©
Ogashinzan Traditional Museum
Mt. Kampu ©
Mt. Kampu

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Dakigaeri Valley, stop by Ando Brewery Kajoan, contemplate the long history of Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Ishiguro Samurai House, then wander the streets of Samurai District, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Hinokinaigawa Kasen Ryokuchi.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Semboku itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akita to Semboku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Semboku, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Morioka.

Things to do in Semboku

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum ©
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum
Ishiguro Samurai House
Ishiguro Samurai House
Samurai District ©
Samurai District

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Morioka

Morioka ©
The city of Morioka sits against a mountainous backdrop, framed by two main rivers.
On the 26th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakurayama Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): stop by Morioka Handi-Works Square, admire the landmark architecture of Koiwai Farm, then admire the masterpieces at Iwate Museum of Art, then stroll around Iwate Park (Koen), and finally don't miss a visit to Rock-breaking Cherry Tree.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Morioka trip maker app.

You can take a train from Semboku to Morioka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Morioka can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Miyako.

Things to do in Morioka

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Iwate Park (Koen) ©
Iwate Park (Koen)
Bank of Iwate Red Brick Building ©
Bank of Iwate Red Brick Building
Sakurayama Shrine ©
Sakurayama Shrine

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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Jodogahama Natural Pathway, kick back and relax at Jodogahama Beach, then make a trip to Gyosai Market, then Head underground at Ryusendo Limestone Cave, and finally make a trip to Taro Kanko Hotel.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Miyako online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Morioka to Miyako takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hachimantai.

Things to do in Miyako

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Jodogahama  Beach ©
Jodogahama Beach
Ryusendo Limestone Cave ©
Ryusendo Limestone Cave
Denshoen ©
Denshoen

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Hachimantai

Hachimantai ©
On the 31st (Sat), stop by Aspite, cruise along Hachimantai Asupite line, make a trip to Hachimandaira Promenade Peak, then take in panoramic vistas at Gentamori Observatory, then get outside with Appi Kogen Ski Resort, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hachimantai trip builder site.

You can drive from Miyako to Hachimantai in 2.5 hours. October in Hachimantai sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hachinohe.

Things to do in Hachimantai

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Iwate ©
Mt. Iwate
Gentamori Observatory ©
Gentamori Observatory
Appi Kogen Ski Resort ©
Appi Kogen Ski Resort

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Hachinohe

Hachinohe ©
Tourism in Hachinohe centers around the port city's scenic coastline, lively food markets, and picturesque island with thousands of black-tailed gulls.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): browse the different shops at Hasshoku Center.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hachinohe driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Hachimantai to Hachinohe takes 1.5 hours. November in Hachinohe sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 44°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kosaka-machi.

Things to do in Hachinohe

Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Hasshoku Center ©
Hasshoku Center

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Kosaka-machi

Kosaka-machi ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Towada Shrine, and then appreciate the history behind Statue of Maidens. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Kosaka Mine Office, then explore the activities along Lake Towada, and then see the sky in a new way at Hakka Pass Observatory.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kosaka-machi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hachinohe to Kosaka-machi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Hachinohe in November, Kosaka-machi is little chillier at night with lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hachinohe.

Things to do in Kosaka-machi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Choshi Otaki Waterfall ©
Choshi Otaki Waterfall
Lake Towada ©
Lake Towada

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Hachinohe

Hachinohe ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kabushima Shrine, then head off the coast to Kabushima Island, then kick back and relax at Tanesashi Coast, and finally make a trip to Hachinohe Yatai Village Mirokuyokocho.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hachinohe road trip planner.

Drive from Kosaka-machi to Hachinohe in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hachinohe when traveling from Kosaka-machi in November, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mutsu.

Things to do in Hachinohe

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Tanesashi Coast ©
Tanesashi Coast
Kabushima Shrine ©
Kabushima Shrine

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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. For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mutsu trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hachinohe to Mutsu takes 2.5 hours. November in Mutsu sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oma-machi.

Things to do in Mutsu

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Usoriyama ©
Lake Usoriyama
Osorezan ©
Osorezan

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Oma-machi

Oma-machi ©
To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oma-machi trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Mutsu to Oma-machi in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Mutsu in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oma-machi, with lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mutsu.

Things to do in Oma-machi

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Omazaki  Cape ©
Omazaki Cape

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Mutsu

Mutsu ©
To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mutsu trip app.

You can drive from Oma-machi to Mutsu in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Oma-machi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mutsu, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Noheji-machi.

Things to do in Mutsu

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Usoriyama ©
Lake Usoriyama
Osorezan ©
Osorezan

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Noheji-machi

Noheji-machi ©
For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Noheji-machi route planner.

Traveling by car from Mutsu to Noheji-machi takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mutsu in November since evenings lows in Noheji-machi dip to 36°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Noheji-machi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Atago Park ©
Atago Park

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Umanose (in Rifu-cho), Matsushima-machi (Fukuurajima, Matsushima Bay, &more) and Shiogama Shrine (in Shiogama). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sendaijo Ato, make a trip to Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Sedai Arahama Elementary School, admire the sheer force of Akiu Fall, and take an in-depth tour of Zuihoden.

Make your Sendai itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Noheji-machi to Sendai in 5 hours. In November, Sendai is somewhat warmer than Noheji-machi - with highs of 53°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Obanazawa.

Things to do in Sendai

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Matsushima Bay ©
Matsushima Bay
Entsu-in Temple ©
Entsu-in Temple
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato

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Obanazawa

Obanazawa ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Ginzan Onsen, then get to know the fascinating history of Ginzan Yuhodo, and then stroll around Shirogane Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Obanazawa tour builder app.

Getting from Sendai to Obanazawa by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sendai in November since evenings lows in Obanazawa dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Obanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Baths

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Ginzan Onsen ©
Ginzan Onsen
Shirogane Park ©
Shirogane Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Sankyo Soko Storehouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium, steep yourself in history at Chidokan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ideha Shrine, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Haguro, then contemplate the long history of Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mt.Haguro- Cedat Trees along the Approach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tsuruoka holiday maker app.

Getting from Obanazawa to Tsuruoka by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kaminoyama.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Haguro ©
Mt. Haguro
Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda ©
Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda
Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium ©
Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium

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Kaminoyama

Kaminoyama ©
Kaminoyama is a city located in Yamagata Prefecture, in the northern Tohoku region of Japan.As of October 2015, the city had an estimated population of 31,476 and a population density of 131 persons per km2. Venture out of the city with trips to Yonezawa (Uesugi Family Byosho Graves & Yonezawa Castle Ruins / Matsugasaki Park), Yamagata (Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, Thermal Spas, &more) and Takahata Winery (in Takahata-machi). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kaisendo, buy something for everyone on your list at Yamagataken Kanko Bussan Kaikan, don't miss a visit to Kaminoyamahan Old Samurai House, and step into the grandiose world of Kaminoyama Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kaminoyama online trip maker.

You can drive from Tsuruoka to Kaminoyama in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kaminoyama are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zao-machi.

Things to do in Kaminoyama

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple
Thermal Spas
Bunshokan ©
Bunshokan

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Zao-machi

Zao-machi ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Kessan-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to O-torii, take in the dramatic natural features at Okama Crater, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Katta, then get to know the resident critters at Miyagi Zao Fox Village, then explore the historical opulence of Shiroishi Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sennenji Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zao-machi trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Kaminoyama to Zao-machi in 1.5 hours. November in Zao-machi sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fukushima.

Things to do in Zao-machi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Okama Crater ©
Okama Crater
Mt. Katta ©
Mt. Katta
Michinoku Lakeside National Government Park ©

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Fukushima

Fukushima ©
Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukushima: Numajiri Kogen (in Inawashiro-machi) and Nihonmatsu (The ruins of Nihonmatsu Castle, Mount Adatara, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Fudosawa Bridge / Tsubakurodani, get great views at Tengu no Niwa, contemplate the geological forces at Azuma Kofuji, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rien no Rose Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukushima road trip planner.

You can drive from Zao-machi to Fukushima in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Koriyama.

Things to do in Fukushima

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Azuma Kofuji ©
Azuma Kofuji
Mount Adatara ©
Mount Adatara
Chayanuma Park ©
Chayanuma Park

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Koriyama

Koriyama ©
Kōriyama is a city in central Fukushima Prefecture, Japan., the city has an estimated population of 329,339 and a population density of 435 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll around Kaiseiyama Park, get curious at Koriyama City Fureai Science Space Park, and then browse the different shops at Molti.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Koriyama trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Fukushima to Koriyama takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Koriyama are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aizuwakamatsu.

Things to do in Koriyama

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Koriyama City Fureai Science Space Park ©
Koriyama City Fureai Science Space Park
Kaiseiyama Park ©
Kaiseiyama Park

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Aizuwakamatsu

Aizuwakamatsu ©
Rich in culture and history, Aizuwakamatsu has retained much of its traditional character from its days as a feudal capital.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Tsuruga jo Castle and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Tower Local Museum of Wakamatsu Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Aizu Shurakukan, make a trip to Nanokamachidori, admire the landmark architecture of Aizu Old Samurai Residences, then get to know the fascinating history of Iimoriyama, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, and finally contemplate the long history of Sazaedo.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aizuwakamatsu travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Koriyama to Aizuwakamatsu takes 1.5 hours. In November in Aizuwakamatsu, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 40°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Niigata.

Things to do in Aizuwakamatsu

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Tsuruga jo Castle ©
Tsuruga jo Castle
Sazaedo ©
Sazaedo
Iimoriyama ©
Iimoriyama

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Niigata

Niigata ©
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Change things up with these side-trips from Niigata: Yahiko-mura (Yahiko Shrine & Yahikoyama Panorama Tower). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Old Saito Residence, stroll around Hakusan Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakusan Shrine, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Niigata trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Aizuwakamatsu to Niigata takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Niigata are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Sado.

Things to do in Niigata

Side Trip

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Yahiko Shrine ©
Yahiko Shrine
Niigata Nippo Media Ship ©
Niigata Nippo Media Ship
Ponshukan Niigata Station ©
Ponshukan Niigata Station

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Sado

Sado ©
Experience remote island living in Sado, a city in Niigata Prefecture encompassing all of the inhabited areas of Sado Island.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): walk around Toki no Mori Park, stop by Sado Steamship, contemplate the waterfront views at Senkakuwan, then steep yourself in history at Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine, and finally contemplate the long history of Kitazawa Fuyusenkojo Remains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park, then wander the streets of Shukunegi, and then make a trip to Yajima/Kyojima.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sado holiday planner.

You can drive from Niigata to Sado in 3.5 hours. December in Sado sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yuzawa.

Things to do in Sado

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Toki no Mori Park ©
Toki no Mori Park
Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine ©
Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine
Shukunegi ©
Shukunegi

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Yuzawa

Yuzawa ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Kawarage Oyutaki Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kawarage Jigoku, get great views at Oyasukyo Daifunto, get to know the fascinating history of Old Ishida Rikichi House, then get in on the family fun at Akita Furusatomura, and finally don't miss a visit to Michi-no-Eki Jumonji.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yuzawa tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sado to Yuzawa in 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sado in December; daily highs in Yuzawa reach 38°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Minakami-machi.

Things to do in Yuzawa

Museums · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Akita Furusatomura ©
Akita Furusatomura
Oyasukyo Daifunto ©
Oyasukyo Daifunto

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Minakami-machi

Perched beneath the foothills of several soaring mountains, the town of Minakami-machi provides a picturesque stepping stone from which to explore the dramatic surrounding scenery.
On the 8th (Tue), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then catch some excitement at Tanigawadake Ropeway. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Fukiwarenotaki Falls, then make a trip to Takumi no Sato, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at MTB Japan Adventure Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Minakami-machi attractions website.

You can drive from Yuzawa to Minakami-machi in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Minakami-machi

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

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River Rafting & Tubing
Tanigawadake Ropeway ©
Tanigawadake Ropeway
Fukiwarenotaki Falls ©
Fukiwarenotaki Falls

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree.

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You can drive from Minakami-machi to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Tokyo are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden