61 days in East Asia Itinerary

61 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Asahikawa
— 1 night
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Kushiro
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Sapporo
— 7 nights
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Hakodate
— 4 nights
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Aomori
— 3 nights
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Fukaura-machi
— 1 night
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Tsuruoka
— 1 night
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Obanazawa
— 2 nights
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Sendai
— 2 nights
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Fukushima
— 2 nights
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Iwaki
— 4 nights
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Aizuwakamatsu
— 2 nights
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Nikko
— 2 nights
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Takasaki
— 2 nights
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Kumagaya
— 1 night
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Saitama
— 2 nights
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Tokorozawa
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 21 nights
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Asahikawa

— 1 night
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Asahikawa Ramen Village as well as Asahiyama Zoo. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shikisai no Oka.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Asahikawa trip simple and quick.

Sapporo to Asahikawa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. June in Asahikawa sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kushiro.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Kushiro

Kushiro first developed as an industrial hub thanks to its relatively ice-free harbor, and has since also become known as a transport hub for journeys to the east of the island.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kushiro City Tanchozuru Nature Park as well as Akan International Crane Centre. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Kushiro City Tanchozuru Nature Park and then identify plant and animal life at Akan International Crane Centre.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kushiro trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Kushiro takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in June, expect little chillier with lows of 50°F in Kushiro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kushiro

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:

Sapporo

— 7 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park, Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan, Otaru Denuki Koji, and other attractions you added. Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe (in Noboribetsu). There's still lots to do: walk around Odori Park, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, shop like a local with Tanukikoji Shopping Street, and steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Kushiro to Sapporo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. Traveling from Kushiro in June, Sapporo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping · Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 11:

Hakodate

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hakodate Meiji-kan. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, and wander the streets of Motomachi.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakodate holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Aomori.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:

Aomori

— 3 nights
Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aomori Port as well as A-FACTORY. Change things up with these side-trips from Aomori: Oirase Mountain Stream (in Towada) and Hirosaki (Hirosaki Park & Hirosaki Castle). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Aomori Museum of Art and admire the landmark architecture of Aomori Prefecture Tourist Centerl ASPAM.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Aomori online attractions planner.

Getting from Hakodate to Aomori by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. June in Aomori sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Fukaura-machi.

Things to do in Aomori

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Fukaura-machi

— 1 night
You've now added Lake Juniko to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Juniko and then explore the activities along Blue Pond.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fukaura-machi vacation app.

Traveling by car from Aomori to Fukaura-machi takes 2.5 hours. June in Fukaura-machi sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Fukaura-machi

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:

Tsuruoka

— 1 night
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 19th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tsuruoka trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Fukaura-machi to Tsuruoka takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tsuruoka when traveling from Fukaura-machi in June, with lows around 64°F. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Obanazawa.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

Obanazawa

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ginzan Onsen Waraku Ashinoyu as well as Ginzan Onsen. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Ginzan Onsen Waraku Ashinoyu.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Obanazawa road trip site.

Drive from Tsuruoka to Obanazawa in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Obanazawa can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sendai.

Things to do in Obanazawa

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Sendai

— 2 nights
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Miyagi Zao Fox Village, Tashiro Island, Ishinomori Manga Museum, and other attractions.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sendai trip maker.

Getting from Obanazawa to Sendai by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Obanazawa in June, expect nights in Sendai to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fukushima.

Things to do in Sendai

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

Fukushima

— 2 nights
Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Iizaka Onsen Hanamomonosato has been added to your itinerary.

Plan trip to Fukushima with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Sendai to Fukushima in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sendai in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fukushima, with lows around 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Iwaki.

Things to do in Fukushima

Parks
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Iwaki

— 4 nights

Sunshine Iwaki

A coastal city in the southeastern Fukushima Prefecture, Iwaki boasts a high number of sunny days and appealing water attractions.
You've now added Spa Resort Hawaiians to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Iwaki: Tamura (Abukumado Limestone Cave & Irimizu Limestone Cave). It doesn't end there: meet the residents at Aquamarine Fukushima and stop by Iwaki La La Mew.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Iwaki trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Fukushima to Iwaki in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. You'll set off for Aizuwakamatsu on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Iwaki

Spas · Theme Parks · Baths · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

Aizuwakamatsu

— 2 nights
Rich in culture and history, Aizuwakamatsu has retained much of its traditional character from its days as a feudal capital.
Ouchijuku has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouchijuku and then make a trip to Tonohetsuri. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Sazaedo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Iimoriyama, then admire the striking features of Aizu Old Samurai Residences, then explore the historical opulence of Tsuruga jo Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Nanokamachidori.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Aizuwakamatsu online trip builder.

Drive from Iwaki to Aizuwakamatsu in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Aizuwakamatsu can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Aizuwakamatsu

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Nikko

— 2 nights
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
On the 2nd (Mon), find something for the whole family at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Tobu World Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nikko online visit planner.

Drive from Aizuwakamatsu to Nikko in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Nikko can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Takasaki.

Things to do in Nikko

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Takasaki

— 2 nights
Famous for its Daruma dolls, Takasaki serves as a great stopover town during a trip through Japan.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Fukiwarenotaki Falls and then get to know the fascinating history of Ikaho Stone Steps. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tomioka Silk Mill and then see the interesting displays at Konnyaku Park.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Takasaki road trip planning site.

You can drive from Nikko to Takasaki in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Takasaki can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kumagaya.

Things to do in Takasaki

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Kumagaya

— 1 night
Kumagaya is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 198,440 and a population density of 1240 persons per km². On the 6th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Ashikaga Flower Park and then browse the different shops at Sano Premium Outlet.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kumagaya road trip app.

Traveling by car from Takasaki to Kumagaya takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saitama.

Things to do in Kumagaya

Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Saitama

— 2 nights
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Saitama Art Theater, Cocoon City, Tomix World, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum Saitama, then take a stroll through Omiya Bonsai Village, and then stroll around Saitama Prefecture Omiya Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at The Railway Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Tomix World, then buy something for everyone on your list at Cocoon City, and finally see a show at Saitama Art Theater.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saitama travel planning website.

You can drive from Kumagaya to Saitama in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Saitama are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokorozawa.

Things to do in Saitama

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Tokorozawa

— 2 nights
Tokorozawa is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 335,968 and a population density of 4660 persons per km². Your day by day itinerary now includes Seibuen Amusement Park. On the 9th (Mon), shop like a local with Atre Urawa and then get in on the family fun at Seibuen Amusement Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokorozawa online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Saitama to Tokorozawa takes an hour. July in Tokorozawa sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 71°F at night. You will leave for Tokyo on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Tokorozawa

Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Tokyo

— 21 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sunshine 60 Dori, Omotesando Hills, NHK Studio Park, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Shibuya Crossing and pause for some photo ops at Hachiko.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip website.

Traveling by car from Tokorozawa to Tokyo takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — Aug 1: