5 days in Tohoku Itinerary

5 days in Tohoku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tohoku travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Sendai
— 1 night
Train to Hachinohe, Taxi to Towada
2
Towada
— 1 night
Drive
3
Nishiiwai-gun
Drive to Sendai Airport, Fly to King Fahd International Airport

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Sendai

— 1 night
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
On the 20th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Jozenji-dori Avenue and then explore the historical opulence of Sendaijo Ato.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sendai trip planning tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Sendai is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dammam to Sendai due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Dammam in November: highs in Sendai hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Towada.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites

Towada

— 1 night
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase Mountain Stream and then admire the masterpieces at Towada Art Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Towada day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Sendai to Towada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Sendai in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Towada, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nishiiwai-gun.

Things to do in Towada

Nature · Parks · Museums

Nishiiwai-gun

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Motsu-ji Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuson-ji Temple.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Nishiiwai-gun travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Towada to Nishiiwai-gun in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Towada in November since evenings lows in Nishiiwai-gun dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nishiiwai-gun

Historic Sites

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.