4 days in Japan & Aomori Prefecture Itinerary

4 days in Japan & Aomori Prefecture Itinerary

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Kyoto
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Towada
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Tokyo
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Kyoto — 1 night

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jishu Shrine.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kyoto. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Kyoto to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Towada.
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Towada — 1 night

Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
You've now added Oirase Gorge to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Sensuji no Taki, contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase Gorge, then explore the activities along Kumoi no Taki Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsutanonana Swamp, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tsutanuma Pond.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Towada trip site.

You can fly from Kyoto to Towada in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In October, Towada is slightly colder than Kyoto - with highs of 18°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Towada to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Towada in October, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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Aomori Prefecture travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Aomori Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tōhoku region. The capital is the city of Aomori.HistoryUntil the Meiji Restoration, the area of Aomori prefecture was known as the northern part of Mutsu Province.During the Edo period the Hirosaki clan began building a seaport at the current city of Aomori. There were green woods near the city which were used as landmarks for the ships that came into port. These green woods called aoi-mori is where Aomori got its name. The prefecture came into existence in 1871. The town of Aomori was established in 1889. The town was incorporated as a city in 1898 with a population of 28,000. On May 3, 1910, a fire broke out in the Yasukata district. Fanned by strong winds, the fire quickly devastated the whole city. The conflagration claimed 26 lives and injured a further 160 residents. It destroyed 5,246 houses and burnt 19 storage sheds and 157 warehouses. At 10:30 p.m. on July 28, 1945, a squadron of American B29 bombers bombed over 90% of the city.Radio Aomori (RAB) made its first broadcast in 1951. Four years later, the first fish auctions were held. 1958 saw the completion of the Municipal Fish Market as well as the opening of the Citizen's Hospital. In the same year, the Tsugaru Line established a rail connection with Minmaya Village at the tip of the peninsula.

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