15 days in Aomori Prefecture Itinerary

15 days in Aomori Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Aomori Prefecture journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Hakodate Airport, Drive to Towada
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Towada
— 2 nights
Train
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Aomori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sotogahama-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Fukaura-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hirosaki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mutsu
— 4 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

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Towada

— 2 nights
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 12th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Itomuka no Irie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Towada Shrine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kumoi no Taki Waterfall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ashura no Nagare. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Tsutanonana Swamp, then head outdoors with Tsuta Numa, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase River.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Towada trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Towada is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. Traveling from Montreal in September, Towada is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aomori.

Things to do in Towada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Baths

Side Trip

Aomori

— 2 nights
Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
On the 14th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Showa Daibutsu, contemplate the waterfront views at Jogakura Stream, then take in the views from Jogakura Bridge, and finally make a trip to Snow Corridor. On the next day, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aomori Asamushi Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Hakkodasan Snow March Distress Museum, then don't miss a visit to Jomon Jiyukan, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa.

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

You can take a train from Towada to Aomori in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Towada in September since evenings lows in Aomori dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sotogahama-machi.

Things to do in Aomori

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Spas

Sotogahama-machi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Monument of Tsugaru Kaikyo Fuyugeshiki, then make a trip to Tappizaki Cape, then contemplate the long history of Stairs National Highway, and finally cruise along Tatsudomari Line.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sotogahama-machi trip tool.

Getting from Aomori to Sotogahama-machi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sotogahama-machi are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fukaura-machi.

Things to do in Sotogahama-machi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip

Fukaura-machi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Koganezaki, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Furofushi Onsen, and then make a trip to Oiwa Coast. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shunkozan Engakuji Temple, get all the information you need at Fukaura Kasoseikayakimura Michi-no-Eki, then take in the dramatic natural features at Nihon Canyon, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Pond.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fukaura-machi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sotogahama-machi to Fukaura-machi in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Fukaura-machi

Baths · Spas · Parks · Nature

Hirosaki

— 2 nights
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 19th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Apple Road, then stroll around Hirosaki Apple Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Choshoji Temple. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saishoin Temple, make a trip to Hirosaki Food Market, Niji no Mart, then experience rural life at Inakadate Mura Tanbo Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Seibien, and finally snap pictures at Tsurunomai Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hirosaki trip planner.

You can drive from Fukaura-machi to Hirosaki in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hirosaki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mutsu.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mutsu

— 4 nights
Mutsu is a city located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 59,807, and a population density of 69.2 persons per km², in 29,304 households. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt. Osore Bodaiji Temple and Hotokegaura. Get out of town with these interesting Mutsu side-trips: Shimofuro Onsen (in Kazamaura-mura), Shiriyazaki (in Higashidori-mura) and Sai-mura (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Hotokegaura Parking). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Usoriyama, take in the dramatic natural features at Mt. Osore Sai no Kawara, pause for some photo ops at Datsueba and Keneo Statues, and enjoy breathtaking views from Kamafuseyama Observatory.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mutsu itinerary website.

Drive from Hirosaki to Mutsu in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mutsu when traveling from Hirosaki in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mutsu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Baths

Side Trips

Aomori Prefecture travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Aomori Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tōhoku region. The capital is the city of Aomori.HistoryUntil the Meiji Restoration, the area of Aomori prefecture was known as the northern part of Mutsu Province.During the Edo period the Hirosaki clan began building a seaport at the current city of Aomori. There were green woods near the city which were used as landmarks for the ships that came into port. These green woods called aoi-mori is where Aomori got its name. The prefecture came into existence in 1871. The town of Aomori was established in 1889. The town was incorporated as a city in 1898 with a population of 28,000. On May 3, 1910, a fire broke out in the Yasukata district. Fanned by strong winds, the fire quickly devastated the whole city. The conflagration claimed 26 lives and injured a further 160 residents. It destroyed 5,246 houses and burnt 19 storage sheds and 157 warehouses. At 10:30 p.m. on July 28, 1945, a squadron of American B29 bombers bombed over 90% of the city.Radio Aomori (RAB) made its first broadcast in 1951. Four years later, the first fish auctions were held. 1958 saw the completion of the Municipal Fish Market as well as the opening of the Citizen's Hospital. In the same year, the Tsugaru Line established a rail connection with Minmaya Village at the tip of the peninsula.

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