22 days in Tohoku Itinerary

22 days in Tohoku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tohoku journey maker

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Hiraizumi-cho
— 2 nights
2
Semboku
— 4 nights
3
Mutsu
— 2 nights
4
Hirosaki
— 3 nights
5
Oga
— 2 nights
6
Tsuruoka
— 2 nights
7
Fukushima
— 5 nights

S M T W T F S
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

2
nights
Hiraizumi-cho

Hiraizumi-cho ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Toyoma Education Museum (Old Toyoma Elementary School), contemplate the waterfront views at Izunuma and Uchinuma Swamp, then examine the collection at Michinoku Folklore Village, and finally contemplate the long history of Yanagi no Gosho Site.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hiraizumi-cho trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Hiraizumi-cho is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Hiraizumi-cho is 17 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect Hiraizumi-cho to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Semboku.

Things to do in Hiraizumi-cho

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Yanagi no Gosho Site ©
Yanagi no Gosho Site
Matsuo Basho Statue ©
Matsuo Basho Statue

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sashimaki Shitsugen Mizubasho Gunseichi and Tamagawa Onsen Nature Study Paths. Museum-lovers will get to explore Katakurikan and Matagi Shiryokan. Explore Semboku's surroundings by going to Mt. Hayachine (in Hanamaki), Kitaakita (Museum of Local Culture, Ani Kitaakita & Komata Valley) and Morioka (Moriokamachiya Monogatarikan, Iwate Prefectural Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Tatetsuya, steep yourself in history at Omoide no Katabunko, explore the activities along Ōnuma Hachimantai, and take in panoramic vistas at Obukasawa Observatory.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Semboku trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Hiraizumi-cho to Semboku in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Mutsu.

Things to do in Semboku

Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mt. Hayachine ©
Mt. Hayachine
Oro Park (Morioka Keibajo) ©
Oro Park (Morioka Keibajo)
Iwate Prefectural Museum ©
Iwate Prefectural Museum

2
nights
Mutsu

Mutsu
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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Former Ominato Water Supply Source Facility, kick back and relax at Wakinosawa West Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Taijima Island, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mutsu City Wakinozawa Wild Monkeys Park, and finally get curious at Mutsu Science Museum. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawauchi, then admire the sheer force of Otaki Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sanzu River, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hiyamizu of Mt. Osore.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mutsu online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Semboku to Mutsu takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Semboku, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mutsu, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Mutsu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saishoin Temple and Mt. Iwaki Lifts. Hakkodasan Snow March Distress Museum and Dashi Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Hirosaki to go to Fukaura-machi and see Koganezaki, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choshoji Temple, make a trip to Hirosaki Food Market, Niji no Mart, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shirakami Sanchi, and steep yourself in history at Western Style Architecture.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hirosaki road trip planning tool.

Getting from Mutsu to Hirosaki by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Mutsu in April, Hirosaki is little chillier at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oga.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Saishoin Temple ©
Saishoin Temple
Koganezaki ©
Koganezaki
Choshoji Temple ©
Choshoji 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Unosaki Beach, appreciate the history behind Namahage Statue in Monzen, make a trip to Unsho-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mantaibutsu, then take in the dramatic natural features at Itaba no Dai, and finally learn more about the world around you at Oga City Geo Park Learning Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oga day trip site.

Traveling by car from Hirosaki to Oga takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Oga

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dairyuji Temple ©
Dairyuji Temple
Godzilla Rock ©
Godzilla Rock

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Fujiswa Shuhei Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Jijisugi, get to know the fascinating history of Mt.Haguro- Cedat Trees along the Approach, then explore the striking landscape at Midagahara Wetlands, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tsuruoka trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Oga to Tsuruoka takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fukushima.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fujiswa Shuhei Memorial Museum ©
Fujiswa Shuhei Memorial Museum
Chido Museum ©
Chido Museum
Onsen Resorts

5
nights
Fukushima

Fukushima ©
Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Get outdoors at Handayama Natural Park and Fudo Falls. Appreciate the collections at Fukushima City Minka-en and Nishida Memorial Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukushima: Shiginoya Chinuma (in Yamagata), Inawashiro-machi (Bandai Kogen & Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls) and Keyaki no Mori Walks (in Koriyama). There's lots more to do: walk around Arakawa Sakura Tsuzumi River Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Rien no Rose Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Shinobu, and bet on a winner at Fukushima Race Course.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukushima tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Tsuruoka to Fukushima in 3 hours. In May in Fukushima, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukushima

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Arakawa Sakura Tsuzumi River Park ©
Arakawa Sakura Tsuzumi River Park
Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls ©
Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls
Fukushima Race Course ©
Fukushima Race Course

Similar plans

21 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 3 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA December, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans