5 days in Tohoku Itinerary

5 days in Tohoku Itinerary

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Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stop by Sendai Mediatheque and then contemplate the long history of Sendaijo Ato.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sendai trip itinerary planning tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Sendai is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dammam to Sendai. Traveling from Dammam in November, expect nights in Sendai to be slightly colder, around 11°C, while days are colder, around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites


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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Hirosaki Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iwakiyama Shrine.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hirosaki trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Sendai to Hirosaki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, Hirosaki is a bit cooler than Sendai - with highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Oga.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites · Parks


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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. On the 23rd (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Oga Aquarium Gao, then take in the pleasant sights at Nyudozaki, then examine the collection at Namahage Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ogashinzan Traditional Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oga trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hirosaki to Oga in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oga

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Tohoku travel guide

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.