10 days in Tohoku Itinerary

10 days in Tohoku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tohoku tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Niigata Airport, Drive to Aizuwakamatsu
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Aizuwakamatsu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sendai
— 2 nights
Train
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Semboku
— 1 night
Train
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Aomori
— 3 nights
Fly

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Aizuwakamatsu

— 2 nights
Rich in culture and history, Aizuwakamatsu has retained much of its traditional character from its days as a feudal capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aizuwakamatsu: Shimogo-machi (Ouchijuku & Tonohetsuri), Miharutakizakura (in Miharu-machi) and Keyaki no Mori Walks (in Koriyama). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Tsuruga jo Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Goshikinuma Lake, admire the verdant scenery at Fudosawa Bridge / Tsubakurodani, and don't miss a visit to Sazaedo.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Aizuwakamatsu road trip app.

Singapore, Singapore to Aizuwakamatsu is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Aizuwakamatsu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in April: high temperatures in Aizuwakamatsu hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sendai.

Things to do in Aizuwakamatsu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sendai

— 2 nights
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
On the 29th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Sendai Station, get engrossed in the history at Zuihoden, contemplate the long history of Sendaijo Ato, then make a trip to Jozenji-dori Avenue, then don't miss a visit to Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Sedai Arahama Elementary School, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Osaki Hachiman Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiogama Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zuiganji, take in the waterfront activity at Matsushima Bay, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takekoma Shrine, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shiroishigawa Embankment Hitome Sembonzakura.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sendai trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aizuwakamatsu to Sendai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Aizuwakamatsu in April, Sendai is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Semboku.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Semboku

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, wander the streets of Samurai District, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tazawa, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Akita Komagatake.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Semboku holiday planner.

Take a train from Sendai to Semboku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sendai in April, plan for little chillier nights in Semboku, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Aomori.

Things to do in Semboku

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Baths

Aomori

— 3 nights
Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Hirosaki Castle, experience rural life at Inakadate Mura Tanbo Art, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase Mountain Stream. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Hirosaki Food Market, Niji no Mart, walk around Hirosaki Park, then get answers to all your questions at Aomori Prefecture Tourist Centerl ASPAM, then admire the striking features of Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse, and finally examine the collection at Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Aomori trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Semboku to Aomori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Aomori

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Tohoku travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Long a poor rural area known for its harsh climate, Tohoku remained off the tourist radar for most of modern Japanese history. Today, tourism in Tohoku remains refreshingly subdued, offering the chance to discover some of the country's finest natural scenery without the crowds. The area encompasses many scenic hot springs, developed ski areas, picturesque lakes, and historic castles and former samurai residences. Tohoku also serves as an ideal spot for that quintessential Japanese activity, the cherry blossom viewing: the trees bloom later here than elsewhere in the country, making the region a great alternative if you arrive a bit late in the season.