10 days in Aomori Prefecture, Akita Prefecture & Iwata Itinerary

10 days in Aomori Prefecture, Akita Prefecture & Iwata Itinerary

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Towada
— 1 night
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Hachinohe
— 1 night
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Semboku
— 2 nights
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Nikaho
— 1 night
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Iwata
— 2 nights

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Towada

Towada ©
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Itomuka no Irie, then explore the world behind art at Towada Art Center, then contemplate the long history of Former Shibusawa Residence, and finally engage your brain at Misawa Aviation & Science Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Choshi Otaki Waterfall, then explore the activities along Oirase Mountain Stream, then stop by Ishigedo Rest Area, and finally snap pictures at Deai-bashi Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Towada travel planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Towada is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Towada. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Towada at 3°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hachinohe.

Things to do in Towada

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Misawa
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Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Choshi Otaki Waterfall ©
Choshi Otaki Waterfall
Towada Art Center ©
Towada Art Center

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Hachinohe

Hachinohe ©
Tourism in Hachinohe centers around the port city's scenic coastline, lively food markets, and picturesque island with thousands of black-tailed gulls.
On the 15th (Sun), kick back and relax at Tanesashi Coast, then kick back and relax at Osuka Beach, then appreciate the history behind Kokuzobosatsudo, and finally don't miss a visit to Kojokaku.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hachinohe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Towada to Hachinohe takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Hachinohe can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Semboku.

Things to do in Hachinohe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Tanesashi Coast ©
Tanesashi Coast

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Semboku

Semboku ©
Established in 2005 by the merging of several towns and villages, Semboku boasts an Old Japan atmosphere, punctuated by traditional onsen resorts, old samurai houses, and weeping cherry trees.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the striking features of Ishiguro Samurai House, contemplate the long history of Tennei-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Kakunodate Samurai House Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Samurai District, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Hinokinaigawa Kasen Ryokuchi. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Tazawa, identify plant and animal life at Sashimaki Shitsugen Mizubasho Gunseichi, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally look for gifts at Tazawako Kyoei Palace.

Plan my day in Semboku using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Hachinohe to Semboku in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Semboku are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nikaho.

Things to do in Semboku

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Samurai District ©
Samurai District
Lake Tazawa
Lake Tazawa
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum ©
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum

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Nikaho

Nikaho
On the 18th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Nakajimadai Shishigahana Marsh and then identify plant and animal life at Nakajimadai Recreation no Mori.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nikaho trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Semboku to Nikaho takes 2 hours. December in Nikaho sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Iwata.

Things to do in Nikaho

Wildlife · Parks

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Iwata

Iwata ©
Iwata is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, widely known as the headquarters of the Yamaha Motor Corporation. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll around Rengejiike Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kakegawa Kachouen, and then make a trip to Yamaha Stadium Iwata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Fukuroi Local Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hattasan Soneiji Temple, then get outside with Ogasayama Sports Park Ecopa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuisai Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Iwata driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Nikaho to Iwata in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nikaho in December, with highs in Iwata at 13°C and lows at 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Iwata

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fukuroi, Kakegawa Kachouen, Rengejiike Park
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Kakegawa Kachouen ©
Kakegawa Kachouen
Rengejiike Park ©
Rengejiike Park
Hattasan Soneiji Temple ©
Hattasan Soneiji Temple