35 days in East Asia Itinerary

35 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Hakodate
— 3 nights
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Niseko-cho
— 3 nights
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Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sapporo
— 5 nights
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Tsuruoka
— 4 nights
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Yamagata
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Nagoya
— 4 nights
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Osaka

— 4 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji, Gion, &more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

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Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Osaka is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in March, with highs in Osaka at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Hakodate.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:

Hakodate

— 3 nights

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.
Hakodate is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hakodate road trip planning website.

Getting from Osaka to Hakodate by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, Hakodate is little chillier than Osaka - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:

Niseko-cho

— 3 nights

Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido

Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
On the 6th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Niseko Outdoor Center, stroll through Niseko Village Ski Resort, and then hit the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, then head outdoors with Hokkaido Backcountry Club, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Niseko-cho trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Niseko-cho takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Niseko-cho can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

Asahikawa

— 3 nights
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Explore Asahikawa's surroundings by going to Biei-cho (Shikisai no Oka, Shirogane Blue Pond, &more). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, fly down the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, tour the pleasant surroundings at Inosawa Ski Resort, and see the interesting displays at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa attractions planning site.

You can drive from Niseko-cho to Asahikawa in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Niseko-cho in April: highs in Asahikawa hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Sapporo

— 5 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church & Otaru Canal). The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:

Tsuruoka

— 4 nights
Tsuruoka, famous for its scenic surroundings, attracts tourists due to its proximity to the Dewa Sanzan, sacred mountains revered by the Shugendo religion.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tsuruoka: Sakata (Somaro, Sankyo Soko Storehouse, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zuishin-mon, steep yourself in history at Tamugimata Layered Housing, go for a walk through Mt. Haguro Mamakozaka, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tsuruoka trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Tsuruoka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Sapporo in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tsuruoka: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yamagata.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:

Yamagata

— 4 nights
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yamagata: Michinoku Date Masamune Historical Museum (in Matsushima-machi), Sendai (Sendaijo Ato & Sendai Station) and Hanamiyama Park (in Fukushima). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Risshaku-ji Temple, make a trip to Shiroishigawa Embankment Hitome Sembonzakura, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yamagata holiday planner.

You can drive from Tsuruoka to Yamagata in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Yamagata, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yamagata

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:

Tokyo

— 4 nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, walk around Ueno Park, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo route planner.

You can fly from Yamagata to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Yamagata in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:

Nagoya

— 4 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Hikone Castle (in Hikone), Nabana no Sato (in Kuwana) and Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yamazaki River.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nagoya, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.

Yamagata Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Yamagata Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tōhoku region on Honshu island. Its capital is Yamagata.HistoryThe aboriginal Ezo people once inhabited the area now known as Yamagata. Yamagata and Akita Prefecture were known as Dewa Province until the Meiji Restoration.During the Heian Period (794–1185), the family ruled the area. Yamagata City flourished during the Edo Period (1603–1867) due to its status as a castle town and post station, famous for beni (red safflower dye used in the production of handspun silk). In 1689, the famous haiku poet, Matsuo Bashō visited Yamagata during his five-month trip to the northern regions of Japan.GeographyYamagata Prefecture is located in the southwest corner of Tōhoku, facing the Sea of Japan. It borders Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture on the south, Miyagi Prefecture on the east, and Akita Prefecture on the north. All of these boundaries are marked by mountains, with most of the population residing in a limited central plain.

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