5 days in Tohoku Itinerary

5 days in Tohoku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tohoku holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Sendai
— 1 night
Drive
2
Nikaho
Drive
3
Oga
— 1 night
Drive to Akita 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stop by Sendai Mediatheque and then step into the grandiose world of Sendaijo Ato.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sendai trip maker tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Sendai is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Dammam in November, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Sendai: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Nikaho.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites

Nikaho

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the activities along Mototakifukuryusui.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nikaho sightseeing planner.

Drive from Sendai to Nikaho in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sendai in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nikaho, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Oga.

Things to do in Nikaho

Parks · Nature

Oga

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oga Aquarium Gao, take in the pleasant sights at Nyudozaki, see the interesting displays at Namahage Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shinzan Shrine, and finally examine the collection at Ogashinzan Traditional Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oga online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nikaho to Oga takes 2 hours. Traveling from Nikaho in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Oga. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oga

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · 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.