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From Tokyo to Aomori: Japan's Modern and Natural Contrast

Start your journey in the bustling city of Tokyo and make your way up north to Aomori through Nikko and Sendai, exploring Japan's beautiful contrast between modern cityscape and natural wonders.

Start your journey in the bustling city of Tokyo and make your way up north to Aomori through Nikko and Sendai, exploring Japan's beautiful contrast between modern cityscape and natural wonders.

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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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Nikko is a city in the Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, known for its beautiful shrines, temples and natural wonders.

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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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Located in northern Japan, Aomori is the capital city of its eponymous prefecture. This city is known for its beautiful apple orchards, distinctive local cuisine, and the Aomori Nebuta Matsuri, a colorful summer festival. It's also popular for the Aomori Museum of Art and breathtaking natural landscapes such as Lake Towada and Mount Hakkoda.

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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

182 km

Nikko

Day 3

9:00 AM

11:55 AM

3h 55m

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Nikko

Day 4

Air Drive

261 km

Sendai

Day 4

9:00 AM

12:15 PM

3h 15m

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Sendai

Day 5

Air Drive

358 km

Aomori

Day 5

9:00 AM

1:26 PM

4h 26m

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Aomori

Day 6

Air Drive

9,282 km

Washington

Day 6

9:00 AM

9:53 PM

13h 53m

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Travel Tips

Absolutely! Planning to explore Japan from Tokyo to Aomori is a delightful decision. You're going to acquaint yourself with rich cultural experiences. Here are some tips to enhance your journey:

Best Time to Visit:
You can visit Tokyo and surrounding areas all year round, though April to June and September to November are particularly pleasant due to moderate weather and lovely sceneries offered by Cherry Blossom (in Spring) and Autumn leaves respectively. For Aomori specifically, late July to August is the best time if you wish to attend the famous Aomori Nebuta Festival.

Route and Accessibility:
You can use Japan's efficient and punctual train system. From Tokyo, you can visit Nikko (2 hours via Tobu-Nikko Line), then Sendai (2 hours from Tokyo via Tohoku Shinkansen), and finally Aomori (3 hours from Sendai by Shinkansen).

Altitude and Acclimatization:
Generally, these locations are not at high altitudes, so acclimatization isn't an issue. However, staying hydrated and rested during travel is always beneficial.

Accommodation and Booking:
Booking your accommodations well in advance is advisable, especially during busy seasons. Both traditional ryokans and hotels are available in these areas.

Clothing and Essentials:
Pack according to the season of your visit. Comfortable walking shoes are essential because exploring the cities often involves a good amount of walking. Carrying a raincoat or small umbrella could be necessary as rain can be unexpected.

Health and Safety:
Japan is considered a safe country to travel. Just as always, keep a first aid kit handy, carry sufficient masks and sanitizers considering the pandemic situation, and keep your health insurance details with you.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Japanese are known for their discipline and manners. Try to follow local etiquette- speak softly, avoid littering, respect queues and removing your shoes before entering a traditional Japanese room or sacred place. It might be beneficial to learn a few basic phrases in Japanese to help you get around.