15 days in Tohoku Itinerary

15 days in Tohoku Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Sendai Airport, Drive to Ogawara-machi
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Ogawara-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fukushima
— 1 night
Drive
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Koriyama
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tsuruoka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nikaho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sotogahama-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Mutsu
— 1 day
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to King Fahd International Airport

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Ogawara-machi

— 2 nights
On the 12th (Thu), make a trip to Shiroishigawa Embankment Hitome Sembonzakura.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ogawara-machi road trip tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Ogawara-machi is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dammam to Ogawara-machi. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dammam in April; daily highs in Ogawara-machi reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fukushima.

Things to do in Ogawara-machi

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Fukushima

— 1 night
Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. On the 14th (Sat), admire the verdant scenery at Fudosawa Bridge / Tsubakurodani, let little ones run wild at Azuma Sports Park, and then stroll around Hanamiyama Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Makutaki Fall, then head outdoors with Bandai-Azuma Skyline, and then get impressive views of Azuma Kofuji.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fukushima tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Ogawara-machi to Fukushima in an hour. In April in Fukushima, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Koriyama.

Things to do in Fukushima

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Scenic Drive

Koriyama

— 2 nights
Kōriyama is a city in central Fukushima Prefecture, Japan., the city has an estimated population of 329,339 and a population density of 435 persons per km². On the 16th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Koriyama Nunobiki Kaze no Kogen, then make a trip to Miharutakizakura, and then admire the masterpieces at Koriyama City Museum of Arts. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Benishidare Jizozakura, get curious at Koriyama City Fureai Science Space Park, and then walk around Kaiseiyama Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Koriyama online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fukushima to Koriyama takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Koriyama

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tsuruoka

— 2 nights
Tsuruoka, famous for its scenic surroundings, attracts tourists due to its proximity to the Dewa Sanzan, sacred mountains revered by the Shugendo religion.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Chidokan, make a trip to Mt. Haguro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ideha Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mt.Haguro- Cedat Trees along the Approach, then contemplate the long history of Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda, and finally don't miss a visit to Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tsuruoka trip maker app.

Getting from Koriyama to Tsuruoka by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nikaho.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Nikaho

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kisakata Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Hokodate Observatory, then contemplate the long history of 16 Rakaniwa Rock, and finally explore the activities along Mototakifukuryusui. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nakajimadai Shishigahana Marsh, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nakajimadai Recreation no Mori, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Chokai.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nikaho trip planning app.

You can drive from Tsuruoka to Nikaho in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oga.

Things to do in Nikaho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Oga

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Nyudozaki, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oga Aquarium Gao, then see the interesting displays at Namahage Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Ogashinzan Traditional Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Akita city Minzoku Geinou Densho-kan, then admire the striking features of Michi-no-Eki Akita Port, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kampu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shinzan Shrine.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oga online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nikaho to Oga takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sotogahama-machi.

Things to do in Oga

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Sotogahama-machi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Seikan Tunnel Museum, then steep yourself in history at Stairs National Highway, and then make a trip to Tappizaki Cape.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sotogahama-machi trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Oga to Sotogahama-machi by car takes about 4 hours. April in Sotogahama-machi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Mutsu.

Things to do in Sotogahama-machi

Museums · Historic Sites

Mutsu

— 1 day
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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Usoriyama, contemplate the waterfront views at Yagen River, then explore the striking landscape at Mt. Osore Sai no Kawara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mt. Osore Bodaiji Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mutsu travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Sotogahama-machi to Mutsu takes 3 hours. Traveling from Sotogahama-machi in April, Mutsu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mutsu

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.