5 days in Tohoku Itinerary

5 days in Tohoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Sendai
— 1 night
2
Semboku
— 1 night
3
Aomori
— 1 night
4
Towada
— 1 night

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Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to Sendai Station, thentake an in-depth tour of Zuihoden, thenstep into the grandiose world of Sendaijo Ato, and finally make a trip to Jozenji-dori Avenue. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Zuiganji, take in the waterfront activity at Matsushima Bay, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Entsu-in Temple, thencontemplate the long history of Godaido, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Sendai trip itinerary planner.

Tokyo to Sendai is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in June, expect nights in Sendai to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Semboku.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Matsushima-machi
Highlights from your plan
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Matsushima Bay ©
Matsushima Bay
Entsu-in Temple ©
Entsu-in Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tazawa, admire the striking features of Ishiguro Samurai House, thentake a stroll through Samurai District, thenget engrossed in the history at Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Akita Komagatake.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Semboku trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Sendai to Semboku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sendai in June, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Semboku. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Aomori.

Things to do in Semboku

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tazawa
Lake Tazawa
Samurai District ©
Samurai District
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum ©
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum

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Aomori

Aomori ©
Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Aomori Museum of Art, explore the ancient world of Sannai-Maruyama Site, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Aomori Prefecture Tourist Centerl ASPAM, thenadmire the striking features of Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse, and finally see the interesting displays at Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Aomori trip planner.

Traveling by train from Semboku to Aomori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Semboku in June, expect Aomori to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Towada.

Things to do in Aomori

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse ©
Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse
Sannai-Maruyama Site ©
Sannai-Maruyama Site
Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru ©
Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru

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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.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Kudan no Taki Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase Mountain Stream, thenadmire the sheer force of Choshi Otaki Waterfall, thenexplore the activities along Kumoi no Taki Waterfall, and finally explore the activities along Oirase River.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Towada trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Aomori to Towada by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Towada

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Oirase River
Highlights from your plan
Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Choshi Otaki Waterfall ©
Choshi Otaki Waterfall
Oirase River ©
Oirase River