21 days in Tohoku Itinerary

21 days in Tohoku Itinerary

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Aizuwakamatsu
— 2 nights
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Yamagata
— 3 nights
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Towada
— 3 nights
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Hirosaki
— 3 nights
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Semboku
— 3 nights
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Hiraizumi-cho
— 1 night
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Matsushima-machi
— 4 nights

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Aizuwakamatsu

Aizuwakamatsu ©
Rich in culture and history, Aizuwakamatsu has retained much of its traditional character from its days as a feudal capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aizuwakamatsu: Noguchi Hideyo Memorial (in Inawashiro-machi), Shimogo-machi (Tonohetsuri & Ouchijuku) and Kitashiobara-mura (Goshikinuma Lake, Morohashi Museum of Modern Art, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Tsuruga jo Castle, don't miss a visit to Nanokamachidori, stop by Aizu Shurakukan, and contemplate the long history of Sazaedo.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aizuwakamatsu travel planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Aizuwakamatsu is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Aizuwakamatsu is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in January: high temperatures in Aizuwakamatsu hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yamagata.

Things to do in Aizuwakamatsu

Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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Must see
Tsuruga jo Castle
4.1
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Mountain
Iimoriyama
3.7

3
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Yamagata

Yamagata ©
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yamagata: Sendai (Sunmall Ichibancho, Jozenji-dori Avenue, &more) and O-torii (in Zao-machi). The adventure continues: get outside with Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, experience rural life at Yamada Orchard, don't miss a visit to Frost Covered Trees of Zao, and stroll around Momiji Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yamagata day trip app.

Getting from Aizuwakamatsu to Yamagata by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Towada.

Things to do in Yamagata

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
4.3
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Castle
Sendaijo Ato
3.5

3
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Towada

Towada ©
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Change things up with these side-trips from Towada: Misawa (Former Shibusawa Residence & Misawa Aviation & Science Museum). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase Mountain Stream, stroll the grounds of Tomb of Omachi Keigetsu, admire the masterpieces at Towada Art Center, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hakkoda Mountains.

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Traveling by combination of bus, train, and taxi from Yamagata to Towada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Towada, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Towada

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Onsen Resort
Onsen Resorts
4.2
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Art Museum
Towada Art Center
4.4

3
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aomori Spring Ski Resort (in Ajigasawa-machi) and Aomori (Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse, Sannai-Maruyama Site, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Hirosaki Park, make a trip to Hirosaki Food Market, Niji no Mart, and explore the historical opulence of Hirosaki Castle.

Plan trip to Hirosaki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Towada to Hirosaki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Towada in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Hirosaki, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Semboku.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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3
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Semboku: Koiwai Farm (in Shizukuishi-cho) and Morioka (Iwayama Park & Rock-breaking Cherry Tree). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Samurai District, take an in-depth tour of Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, visit Kakunodate, and explore the activities along Lake Tazawa.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Semboku trip maker tool.

Drive from Hirosaki to Semboku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Semboku are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hiraizumi-cho.

Things to do in Semboku

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Must see
Samurai District
4.1
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Onsen Resort
Onsen Resorts
3.8

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Hiraizumi-cho

Hiraizumi-cho ©
On the 7th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Motsu-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Hiraizumi Cultural Heritage Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuson-ji Konjiki-do, then appreciate the history behind Matsuo Basho Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuson-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakusan Shrine.

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Drive from Semboku to Hiraizumi-cho in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Hiraizumi-cho are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Matsushima-machi.

Things to do in Hiraizumi-cho

Historic Sites · Museums
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Religious Site
Chuson-ji Temple
4.3
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Historic Site
Motsu-ji Temple
4.0
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Religious Site
Chuson-ji Konjiki-do
4.5

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Matsushima-machi

Matsushima-machi ©
Matsushima-machi has long enjoyed a reputation for its natural scenery: back in the 17th century, scholar Hayashi Gaho listed its bay as one of the Three Views of Japan.
Explore Matsushima-machi's surroundings by going to Minamisanriku Sansan Market (in Minamisanriku-cho), Ishinomaki (Hiyoriyama Park & Kamiwarizaki Natural Park) and Toyoma Education Museum (Old Toyoma Elementary School) (in Tome). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Entsu-in Temple, go for a stroll along the water at Matsushima Bay, steep yourself in history at Old Nobiru Station, and snap pictures at Sukashi Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Matsushima-machi online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hiraizumi-cho to Matsushima-machi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hiraizumi-cho in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Matsushima-machi, with lows of 3°C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Matsushima-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Marina
Matsushima Bay
3.9
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Religious Site
Entsu-in Temple
4.4

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