5 days in Tohoku Itinerary

5 days in Tohoku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tohoku route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Hakodate Airport, Drive to Hirosaki
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Hirosaki
— 1 night
Drive
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Towada
— 1 night
Drive to Hakodate Airport, Fly to Singapore Changi Airport

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Hirosaki

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Hirosaki Castle, stroll around Hirosaki Park, then contemplate the long history of Former Hirosaki City Library, and finally get all the information you need at Hirosaki Municipal Tourist Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hirosaki journey planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hirosaki is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Hirosaki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in April, with highs in Hirosaki at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Towada.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites · Parks

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.
On the 16th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Choshi Otaki Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase Mountain Stream, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kumoi no Taki Waterfall.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Towada trip planner.

Getting from Hirosaki to Towada by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Hirosaki in April, Towada is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Towada

Nature · Parks · Museums

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.