10 days in Tohoku Itinerary

10 days in Tohoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  18 h
1
Sendai
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  2 h
2
Towada
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Hirosaki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Semboku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Hiraizumi-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Aizuwakamatsu
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Paris

2
nights
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Katta (in Zao-machi), Yamagata (Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, Risshaku-ji Temple, &more) and Matsushima-machi (Fukuurajima, Matsushima Bay, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sendaijo Ato, don't miss a visit to Sendai Station, take an in-depth tour of Zuihoden, and experience rural life at Hanagasa Kanko Fruit Farm.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sendai trip planner.

Paris, France to Sendai is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in April since evenings lows in Sendai dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Towada.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Matsushima-machi, Yamagata, Mt. Katta, Hanagasa Kanko Fruit Farm
Highlights from your plan
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple
Sendai Station ©
Sendai Station

1
night
Towada

Towada ©
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Kumoi no Taki Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Towada Shrine, explore the activities along Itomuka no Irie, thenadmire the sheer force of Choshi Otaki Waterfall, thenexplore the activities along Oirase Mountain Stream, and finally admire the sheer force of Kudan no Taki Waterfall.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Towada trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Sendai to Towada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sendai in April since evenings lows in Towada dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Towada

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Choshi Otaki Waterfall ©
Choshi Otaki Waterfall
Towada Shrine ©
Towada Shrine

1
night
Hirosaki

Hirosaki ©
A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
On the 26th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden, explore the historical opulence of Hirosaki Castle, walk around Hirosaki Park, thencontemplate the long history of Former Hirosaki City Library, and finally look for gifts at Omoide Shop Sakura House.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hirosaki online day trip planner.

Drive from Towada to Hirosaki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Towada in April since evenings lows in Hirosaki dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Semboku.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hirosaki Castle ©
Hirosaki Castle
Hirosaki Park ©
Hirosaki Park
Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden ©
Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden

1
night
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 27th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Tazawa, steep yourself in history at Ishiguro Samurai House, take an in-depth tour of Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Samurai District, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kakunodate Samurai House Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Semboku trip planning app.

Getting from Hirosaki to Semboku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. April in Semboku sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hiraizumi-cho.

Things to do in Semboku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum ©
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum
Samurai District ©
Samurai District
Lake Tazawa
Lake Tazawa

1
night
Hiraizumi-cho

Hiraizumi-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Motsu-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takkoku no Iwaya, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chuson-ji Konjiki-do, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuson-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyu Oi-do.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hiraizumi-cho itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Semboku to Hiraizumi-cho in 2 hours. In April in Hiraizumi-cho, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aizuwakamatsu.

Things to do in Hiraizumi-cho

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chuson-ji Temple ©
Chuson-ji Temple
Motsu-ji Temple ©
Motsu-ji Temple
Chuson-ji Konjiki-do ©
Chuson-ji Konjiki-do

1
night
Aizuwakamatsu

Aizuwakamatsu ©
Rich in culture and history, Aizuwakamatsu has retained much of its traditional character from its days as a feudal capital.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the galleries of Castle Tower Local Museum of Wakamatsu Castle, explore the historical opulence of Tsuruga jo Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Oyakuen, contemplate the long history of Sazaedo, thentake in the awesome beauty at Iimoriyama, and finally contemplate the long history of Aizu Old Samurai Residences.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aizuwakamatsu online trip planner.

You can drive from Hiraizumi-cho to Aizuwakamatsu in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aizuwakamatsu

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tsuruga jo Castle ©
Tsuruga jo Castle
Sazaedo ©
Sazaedo
Iimoriyama ©
Iimoriyama