18 days in Aomori Prefecture & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

18 days in Aomori Prefecture & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Hakodate Airport, Drive to Hachinohe
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Hachinohe
— 1 night
Drive
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Towada
— 3 nights
Train
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Hirosaki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
Drive
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Akiruno
— 2 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Hachinohe

— 1 night
Tourism in Hachinohe centers around the port city's scenic coastline, lively food markets, and picturesque island with thousands of black-tailed gulls.
On the 20th (Sat), engage your brain at Misawa Aviation & Science Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase River, then see the interesting displays at Hachinohe City Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kojokaku. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Greht Tower Minato, enjoy the sand and surf at Tanesashi Coast, and then stroll around Misawa City Shiminnomori Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hachinohe trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hachinohe is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hachinohe. Traveling from Singapore in April, things will get colder in Hachinohe: highs are around 15°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Towada.

Things to do in Hachinohe

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Towada

— 3 nights
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Towada is known for nature, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase Gorge, admire the sheer force of Hakufu no Taki, get outside with Tsuta Numa, and explore the world behind art at Towada Art Center.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Towada visit planning app.

You can drive from Hachinohe to Towada in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Towada

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Hirosaki

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hirosaki: Aomori Spring Ski Resort (in Ajigasawa-machi) and Josenji Temple (in Kuroishi). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Hirosaki Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iwakiyama Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Kuroishi Fire Brigade 3rd Minute Fire Station, and admire the natural beauty at Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hirosaki trip builder website.

Getting from Towada to Hirosaki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Hirosaki when traveling from Towada in April, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 7 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, wander the streets of Akihabara, and stop by Odaiba District.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo day trip tool.

Getting from Hirosaki to Tokyo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hirosaki in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akiruno.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Akiruno

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get outside with Minamisawa Ajisaiyama, walk around Akigawabashi Kasen Park Barbecue Land, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daihigan-ji Temple, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Kosho no Sakura.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Akiruno trip builder app.

Drive from Tokyo to Akiruno in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akiruno

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Aomori Prefecture travel guide

4.1
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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Tokyo Prefecture travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
A tour of Tokyo Prefecture reveals many eateries, markets, and museums, with sightseeing opportunities available for every type of traveler. Bright bursts of lights and billboards on modern buildings contrast the ornate, traditional architecture there. Don't forget to visit Izu Islands, easily accessible from the capital as an ideal day trip option.