10 days in Kesennuma, Ofunato & Kamaishi Itinerary

10 days in Kesennuma, Ofunato & Kamaishi Itinerary

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10 days in Kesennuma, Ofunato & Kamaishi Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  22 h 15 min
1
Kesennuma
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Ofunato
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Kamaishi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h
End: Manchester

2
nights
Kesennuma

Kesennuma ©
Kesennuma is a city in Miyagi Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan., the city had an estimated population of 65,367 and a population density of 197PD/sqkmin 26,429 households. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Karakuwa Peninsula, examine the collection at Kesennuma Uminoichi Shark Museum, then appreciate the views at Geibikei, and finally look for gifts at Minamisanriku Sansan Market. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Tokusenjo, admire the masterpieces at Rias Ark Museum of Art, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kame, then explore the activities along Kesennuma Port, then don't miss a visit to Kesennuma Fish Market, and finally don't miss a visit to Fukko Yataimura Kesennuma Yokocho.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kesennuma online day trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Kesennuma is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Manchester to Kesennuma, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in February, things will get slightly colder in Kesennuma: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ofunato.

Things to do in Kesennuma

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Geibikei, Minamisanriku Sansan Market
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Tokusenjo ©
Mt. Tokusenjo
Kesennuma Fish Market ©
Kesennuma Fish Market
Rias Ark Museum of Art ©
Rias Ark Museum of Art

4
nights
Ofunato

Ofunato ©
Ofunato is a city located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 37,562, and a population density of 116.5 persons per km2 in 15,017 households. Explore Ofunato's surroundings by going to Hanamaki (Miyazawa Kenji Fairy Tales Village & Miyazawa Kenji Memorial), Megane Bridge (in Tono) and Hiraizumi-cho (Chuson-ji Temple, Chuson-ji Konjiki-do, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Ryusendo Limestone Cave, visit a coastal fixture at Goishisaki Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Koishihama Station, and explore the activities along Goishi Kaigan Beach.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ofunato holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Kesennuma to Ofunato takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kamaishi.

Things to do in Ofunato

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hiraizumi-cho, Miyako, Hanamaki, Megane Bridge, Gembi Valley
Highlights from your plan
Ryusendo Limestone Cave ©
Ryusendo Limestone Cave
Chuson-ji Temple ©
Chuson-ji Temple
Jodogahama  Beach ©
Jodogahama Beach

2
nights
Kamaishi

Kamaishi ©
Kamaishi is a city located on the Sanriku rias coast in Iwate Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 35,228, and a population density of 80 persons per km2, in 16,832 households. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Former Kamaishi Mine Office, steep yourself in history at Kamaishi Iron Mine Ohashi Blast Furnace Ruins, enjoy the sand and surf at Nehama Beach, then walk around Mizuumi Park, then see the interesting displays at Iron History Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamaishi Daikannon.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kamaishi online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Ofunato to Kamaishi in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kamaishi

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Mizuumi Park ©
Mizuumi Park
Iron History Museum ©
Iron History Museum