10 days in Tohoku Itinerary

10 days in Tohoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Shiogama
— 1 night
2
Tsuruoka
— 2 nights
3
Semboku
— 2 nights
4
Hirosaki
— 2 nights
5
Oga
— 2 nights

1
night
Shiogama

Shiogama ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll through Fukuurajima, then hunt for treasures at Shiogama Seafood Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiogama Shrine, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Urakasumijyozomotosaura.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shiogama trip itinerary maker website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Shiogama is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, plan for much colder days in Shiogama, with highs around 21°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Shiogama

Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fukuurajima
Highlights from your plan
Fukuurajima ©
Fukuurajima

2
nights
Tsuruoka

Tsuruoka ©
Tsuruoka, famous for its scenic surroundings, attracts tourists due to its proximity to the Dewa Sanzan, sacred mountains revered by the Shugendo religion.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hannyaji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yudonosan Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Mt.Haguro- Dewasanzan Sanjin Gosaiden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ideha Shrine. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church, then take an in-depth tour of Fujiswa Shuhei Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at Somaro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Senryu-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tsuruoka attractions app.

Traveling by car from Shiogama to Tsuruoka takes 3 hours. Traveling from Shiogama in October, Tsuruoka is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Semboku.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Sakata
Highlights from your plan
Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church ©
Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church
Somaro ©
Somaro
Fujiswa Shuhei Memorial Museum ©
Fujiswa Shuhei Memorial Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Mon), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ando Jozo Brewery Honten, explore the galleries of Ishiguro Samurai House, and then stop by Kakunodate. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Tennei-ji Temple, then appreciate the views at Dakigaeri Valley, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Akita Komagatake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gozanoishi Shrine.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Semboku online trip maker.

Drive from Tsuruoka to Semboku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Semboku

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dakigaeri Valley ©
Dakigaeri Valley
Gozanoishi Shrine ©
Gozanoishi Shrine
Mt. Akita Komagatake ©
Mt. Akita Komagatake

2
nights
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 28th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Hirosaki Food Market, Niji no Mart, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saishoin Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yasaka Shrine, then trek along Mt. Iwaki Lifts, and finally make a trip to Apple Road. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden, then stroll around Hirosaki Apple Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iwakiyama Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Choshoji Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hirosaki online holiday planner.

Getting from Semboku to Hirosaki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oga.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hirosaki Apple Park ©
Hirosaki Apple Park
Choshoji Temple ©
Choshoji Temple
Saishoin Temple ©
Saishoin Temple

2
nights
Oga

Oga ©
Oga is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.As of May 2015, the city has an estimated population of 29,318, and a population density of 122 persons per km2. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shinzan Shrine, then see the interesting displays at Ogashinzan Traditional Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kampu, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Nanohana Road.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oga trip planner.

You can drive from Hirosaki to Oga in 3 hours. In October in Oga, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oga

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Nanohana Road
Highlights from your plan
Ogashinzan Traditional Museum ©
Ogashinzan Traditional Museum
Shinzan Shrine ©
Shinzan Shrine
Mt. Kampu ©
Mt. Kampu

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