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Exploring Tokyo: The bustling metropolis

Explore Tokyo, the globe's most populous metro area with a mix of contemporary & traditional Japanese culture, from shopping to sushi bars and sumo tournaments.

Explore Tokyo, the globe's most populous metro area with a mix of contemporary & traditional Japanese culture, from shopping to sushi bars and sumo tournaments.

Departure
Departure
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3

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Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens. In Roppongi's popular MORI Building, the city's past, present and future are explored at the MORI Art Museum and through interactive exhibits.

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2

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Sendai is the largest city in the Tohoku region of Japan, with a rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning natural beauty. Known as the 'City of Trees,' Sendai is famous for its lush greenery, historical landmarks, and friendly locals.

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Yamagata is a beautiful city located in the Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Known for its stunning natural beauty and hot springs, this city also boasts rich history. The city is home to the Yamagata Castle, a historic landmark, and the five-story pagoda of Mt. Haguro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In winter the famous Zao Onsen ski resort draws snowsports enthusiasts with its stunning 'snow monsters'.

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2

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Akita is a coastal city located in the Tohoku region of Japan, known for its beautiful natural scenery and rich history. The city offers a range of activities for visitors to explore, including historical sites, cultural experiences, and outdoor adventures.

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2

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Arrival
Arrival
Suggested Locations

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Visit the Imperial Palace

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Asakusa Temple & Nakamise Shopping Street

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Washington

Day 1

Air Drive

9,773 km

Tokyo

Day 1

9:00 AM

10:34 PM

14h 34m

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Tokyo

Day 3

Air Drive

370 km

Sendai

Day 3

9:00 AM

2:09 PM

5h 9m

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Sendai

Day 4

Air Drive

61 km

Yamagata

Day 4

9:00 AM

9:57 AM

1h 57m

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Yamagata

Day 5

Air Drive

222 km

Akita

Day 5

9:00 AM

12:51 PM

4h 51m

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Akita

Day 6

Air Drive

9,390 km

Washington

Day 6

9:00 AM

10:02 PM

13h 2m

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Travel Tips

Absolutely! Visiting Tokyo, Sendai, Yamagata and Akita will definitely give you a culturally rich and enjoyable traveling experience. Here are some travel tips for you:

Best Time to Visit:
For Tokyo, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best times to visit due to mild weather and beautiful cherry blossoms & autumn leaves.

In Sendai, Yamagata, and Akita in Tohoku region, summer (June to August) is also a great time to visit due to pleasant temperatures and the opportunity to experience local festivals. But be ready for humid conditions.

Route and Accessibility:
All these cities are easily accessible with Japan's extensive rail network. Using a Japan Rail Pass can be economical if you're visiting multiple cities.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
These cities are at sea level, so altitude and acclimatization are not issues.

Accommodation and Booking:
Accommodation options in these cities range from budget hostels to luxury hotels. Booking in advance is recommended, especially during peak tourism season and during local festivals.

Clothing and Essentials:
For spring or autumn travel, light daily wear with a layering option is advisable. In summer, lightweight and breathable clothing is essential, while in winter, you will need layers and thermal wear. Comfortable shoes for walking around the city are a must. Also, an umbrella might come in handy as it can rain unexpectedly.

Health and Safety:
Make sure to have travel insurance. Keeping basic medicines and any personal medication is advised.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
The Japanese are very polite and courteous, so be aware of local customs. For example, remember to remove your shoes before entering a traditional Japanese home or certain traditional restaurants.