6 days in Tohoku Itinerary

6 days in Tohoku Itinerary

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Aomori
— 3 nights
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Sendai
— 1 night
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Aomori

Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aomori: Hirosaki Castle (in Hirosaki) and Oirase Mountain Stream (in Towada). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse, browse the range of quality goods at Sakurano Department Store Aomori branch, see the interesting displays at Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru, and delve into the distant past at Sannai-Maruyama Site.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aomori trip builder app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Aomori is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in October, with highs in Aomori at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Sendai.

Things to do in Aomori

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sendaijo Ato, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Entsu-in Temple, and then catch a live event at Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sendai attractions website.

Getting from Aomori to Sendai by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Aomori in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Sendai: highs are around 21°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.