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Tohoku and Hokkaido with Rail Pass
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Two fascinating regions; full of countryside, mountains, lakes, hot springs, snow and natural landscapes are at your disposal in this holiday package along Japan. Start in Tokyo (Japan’s busy capital); and from here, with the Rail Pass, combine and visit in Tohaku Region: Sendai (known as The City of Trees) and Aomori (one of the most beautiful and serene places to visit because of its abundance of natural landscapes). And, then, on the Hokkaido Island explore: Hakodate ( best known for the spectacular views to be enjoyed from Mount Hakodate and its delicious, fresh seafood); Noboribetsu (one of many well-known resorts in Japan, with many hotels and ryokans); and Sapporo (the capital of Hokkaido, known for its winter themes attractions such as a winter festival and ski resorts), before heading back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 12 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Tokyo and out of Sapporo
  • Bullet Train - Japan Rail Pass
  • High-speed bullet train Shinkansen (Japan Rail Pass - 7 Days)
  • 7 Days Japan Rail Pass is included by default. Please ensure you select the correct duration of your Japan Rail Pass according to length of travel (For more details please go to the product description during the booking process).
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Tokyo
  • Train from Tokyo to Sendai: Go to Tokyo train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Sendai train station. Journey takes approx. 120 Min.
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Sendai
  • Train from Sendai to Aomori: Go to Sendai train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Aomori train station. Journey takes approx. 350 Min.
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Aomori
  • Train from Aomori to Hakodate: Go to Aomori train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Hakodate train station. Journey takes approx. 150 Min.
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Hakodate
  • Train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu: Go to Hakodate train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Noboribetsu train station. Journey takes approx. 150 Min.
  • Hotel for 1 night in Noboribetsu
  • Train from Noboribetsu to Sapporo: Go to Noboribetsu train station, validate your Japan Rail Pass, and take the train that will take you to Sapporo train station. Journey takes approx. 150 Min.
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Sapporo

Price history for this itinerary (past 7 days):
From Los Angeles LAX (CA), US for 12 nights
1596.39 * incl.tax
Related Cities:
Tokyo (130)     Sendai (6)     Sapporo (11)     Aomori (3)     Hakodate (5)     Noboribetsu (3)    
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1. Tokyo
  172 hotels
2. Sendai
   (28 hotels)
3. Aomori
   (9 hotels)
4. Hakodate
   (29 hotels)
5. Noboribetsu
   (9 hotels)
6. Sapporo
   (85 hotels)
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3 nights in Tokyo

Tokyo is Japan's energetic capital, and one of the largest, busiest cities in the world! This bustling city combines historical places, such as the Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, and Sensoji temple, to the ultramodern Skyscrapers and the Tokyo Tower along with the world`s tallest tower, the Skytree. The city consists of 23 different wards, each with its own individuality and unique attractions, Ginza is the most expensive and fashionable shopping district, Shibuya consists of the busiest crosswalk in the world and the busiest train station, while Shinjuku is the largest district in the heart of the city with hundreds of skyscrapers and Shinjuku Gyoen Park featuring hundreds of cherry trees, with their magnificent blooms during March and April. Check out the world`s largest fish market and dine at one of the 160,000 eateries or capture a glimpse of the sacred Mount Fiji, the opportunities for adventure in Tokyo are endless.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Sony building, Imperial Palace, temples of Asakusa, Shinjuku Gyoen Park, Meiji Shrine, Korakuen Garden, Ueno Park, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Sea Life Park, Tokyo Tower, Rainbow Bridge and so much more!



2 nights in Sendai

The capital city of Miyagi Prefecture is Sendai, which is the largest city in the Tohoku region offering mausoleums, hot springs, festivals and more. The city is the host of the Tanabata Festival and a fun place to visit with observation towers, interesting museums, galleries, and the breathtaking Sendai Castle. The city boasts a vibrant nightlife and delicious dining options along with superb hot springs and outdoor opportunities. The city is a gem and should not be missed!


Recommended Stay: At least 1 night
Must See`s:



2 nights in Aomori

Aomori City in Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefectural capital city on Honshu, Japan's main island. This port town used to be the main departure point to Hokkaido via ferry; and, although it remains the main port for car ferries, the opening of the Seikan Undersea Railway Tunnel and the advent of cheap flights have reduced ridership and many travelers now bypass the city altogether. Today Aomori is best known for its spectacular Nebuta Matsuri summer festival.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Nebuta Museum WARASSE, Aomori Museum of Arts, Asumushi Aquarium, Towada-Hachimantai National Park, Gappo Park, Hakkoda Ski Area and much more.



2 nights in Hakodate

Hakodate is one of the main cities on Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. Looming over the town is 334m-high Mount Hakodate. The mountain's summit, reachable by aerial ropeway gondola, offers dramatic nighttime views. At its base is Motomachi, a neighborhood of steep streets with Western-style, early-20th-century buildings. A city landmark is the grand Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, built in 1910.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Goryokaku Park, Mount Hakodate, Hakodate Orthodox Church, Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, Motomachi Park, Former British Consulate of Hakodate and much more.



1 nights in Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu is a city on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. It’s known for its natural hot springs. In volcanic crater Jigokudani (Hell Valley), steam rises from the mountains and hot water bubbles up from the Tessen Ike geyser. Stone demon statues decorate the city center. Trails weave between the oaks in the Noboribetsu Primeval Forest. East of the city, Shiho Peak has panoramic views over the waters of Lake Kuttara.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Otaru Canal, Otaru Aquarium, Otaru Music Box Museum, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Otaru Tenguyama, Otaru Museum, Asarigawa Onsen Ski Resort and much more.



2 nights in Sapporo

Mighty Sapporo is the largest city and the capital of the island of Hokkaido, and the fourth largest city in the country. A truly exciting international city and the host of many events and festivals such as the Sapporo Snow Festival. The city is also famous for its iconic Sapporo Beer and features a beer museum. There are beautiful parks all around the city, fascinating museums and some of the most delicious food in the country. Visitors to the bustling city will have easy access to the scenic surrounding countryside boasting spectacular mountain vistas dotted with stunning temples.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Odori Park, Sapporo Observation Tower, Nakajima Park, Maruyama Zoo, and so much more!




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Flexible Itinerary
Tokyo
Day 1
Arrive to Tokyo
Overnight in Tokyo   172 hotels offered
Optional   250 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Tokyo   172 hotels offered
Optional   250 Things to do
Day 3
Overnight in Tokyo   172 hotels offered
Optional   250 Things to do
Day 4
Departing from Tokyo
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Sendai
Day 4
Arrive to Sendai
Overnight in Sendai   28 hotels offered
Day 5
Overnight in Sendai   28 hotels offered
Day 6
Departing from Sendai
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Aomori
Day 6
Arrive to Aomori
Overnight in Aomori   9 hotels offered
Day 7
Overnight in Aomori   9 hotels offered
Day 8
Departing from Aomori
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Hakodate
Day 8
Arrive to Hakodate
Overnight in Hakodate   29 hotels offered
Day 9
Overnight in Hakodate   29 hotels offered
Day 10
Departing from Hakodate
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Noboribetsu
Day 10
Arrive to Noboribetsu
Overnight in Noboribetsu   9 hotels offered
Day 11
Departing from Noboribetsu
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Sapporo
Day 11
Arrive to Sapporo
Overnight in Sapporo   85 hotels offered
Optional   4 Things to do
Day 12
Overnight in Sapporo   85 hotels offered
Optional   4 Things to do
Day 13
Departing from Sapporo

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Tokyo Hotels (172 total)
Sendai Hotels (28 total)
Aomori Hotels (9 total)
Hakodate Hotels (29 total)
Noboribetsu Hotels (9 total)
Sapporo Hotels (85 total)


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Tours in Tokyo (250 total)
Tours in Sapporo (4 total)


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Japan

Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, is a very busy nation of over 120 million people, who live on a chain of islands roughly the size of California. Japan is a great place to experience modern technological marvels, often alongside or close to historical sights such as castles, temples, and archaeological exhibits. The four major islands of Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu) offer varying experiences for the traveler, from relaxing hot springs to ski getaways to temple pilgrimages to some of the world`s best shopping and boutiques.
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Tokyo
Tokyo is Japan's energetic capital, and one of the largest, busiest cities in the world! This bustling city combines historical places, such as the Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, and Sensoji temple, to the ultramodern Skyscrapers and the Tokyo Tower along with the world`s tallest tower, the Skytree. The city consists of 23 different wards, each with its own individuality and unique attractions, Ginza is the most expensive and fashionable shopping district, Shibuya consists of the busiest crosswalk in the world and the busiest train station, while Shinjuku is the largest district in the heart of the city with hundreds of skyscrapers and Shinjuku Gyoen Park featuring hundreds of cherry trees, with their magnificent blooms during March and April. Check out the world`s largest fish market and dine at one of the 160,000 eateries or capture a glimpse of the sacred Mount Fiji, the opportunities for adventure in Tokyo are endless.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Sony building, Imperial Palace, temples of Asakusa, Shinjuku Gyoen Park, Meiji Shrine, Korakuen Garden, Ueno Park, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Sea Life Park, Tokyo Tower, Rainbow Bridge and so much more!
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Sendai
The capital city of Miyagi Prefecture is Sendai, which is the largest city in the Tohoku region offering mausoleums, hot springs, festivals and more. The city is the host of the Tanabata Festival and a fun place to visit with observation towers, interesting museums, galleries, and the breathtaking Sendai Castle. The city boasts a vibrant nightlife and delicious dining options along with superb hot springs and outdoor opportunities. The city is a gem and should not be missed!


Recommended Stay: At least 1 night
Must See`s:
Best Time To Visit Tipping in Japan Trains
Aomori
Aomori City in Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefectural capital city on Honshu, Japan's main island. This port town used to be the main departure point to Hokkaido via ferry; and, although it remains the main port for car ferries, the opening of the Seikan Undersea Railway Tunnel and the advent of cheap flights have reduced ridership and many travelers now bypass the city altogether. Today Aomori is best known for its spectacular Nebuta Matsuri summer festival.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Nebuta Museum WARASSE, Aomori Museum of Arts, Asumushi Aquarium, Towada-Hachimantai National Park, Gappo Park, Hakkoda Ski Area and much more.
Hakodate
Hakodate is one of the main cities on Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. Looming over the town is 334m-high Mount Hakodate. The mountain's summit, reachable by aerial ropeway gondola, offers dramatic nighttime views. At its base is Motomachi, a neighborhood of steep streets with Western-style, early-20th-century buildings. A city landmark is the grand Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, built in 1910.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Goryokaku Park, Mount Hakodate, Hakodate Orthodox Church, Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, Motomachi Park, Former British Consulate of Hakodate and much more.
Noboribetsu
Noboribetsu is a city on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. It’s known for its natural hot springs. In volcanic crater Jigokudani (Hell Valley), steam rises from the mountains and hot water bubbles up from the Tessen Ike geyser. Stone demon statues decorate the city center. Trails weave between the oaks in the Noboribetsu Primeval Forest. East of the city, Shiho Peak has panoramic views over the waters of Lake Kuttara.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Otaru Canal, Otaru Aquarium, Otaru Music Box Museum, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Otaru Tenguyama, Otaru Museum, Asarigawa Onsen Ski Resort and much more.
Sapporo
Mighty Sapporo is the largest city and the capital of the island of Hokkaido, and the fourth largest city in the country. A truly exciting international city and the host of many events and festivals such as the Sapporo Snow Festival. The city is also famous for its iconic Sapporo Beer and features a beer museum. There are beautiful parks all around the city, fascinating museums and some of the most delicious food in the country. Visitors to the bustling city will have easy access to the scenic surrounding countryside boasting spectacular mountain vistas dotted with stunning temples.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Odori Park, Sapporo Observation Tower, Nakajima Park, Maruyama Zoo, and so much more!
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