7 days in Tohoku Itinerary

7 days in Tohoku Itinerary

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7 days in Tohoku Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Train:  4 h 15 min
1
Hirosaki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Oga
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Tsuruoka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Hiraizumi-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Semboku
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
End: Tokyo

1
night
Hirosaki

Hirosaki ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Shayokan - Osamu Dazai Memorial Hall and then steep yourself in history at Former Hirosaki City Library. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iwakiyama Shrine, then trek along Mt. Iwaki Lifts, then contemplate the long history of Former Fifty-Ninth Bank Aomori Bank Museum, and finally examine the collection at Hirosaki Kankokan.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hirosaki trip itinerary maker tool .

Tokyo to Hirosaki is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in October, expect Hirosaki to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oga.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Trails Parks Wildlife
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Iwakiyama Shrine ©
Iwakiyama Shrine
Former Hirosaki City Library ©
Former Hirosaki City Library
Hirosaki Municipal Tourist Center ©
Hirosaki Municipal Tourist Center

1
night
Oga

Oga ©
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 20th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kampu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shinzan Shrine, then see the interesting displays at Namahage Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Ogashinzan Traditional Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oga trip planner .

Drive from Hirosaki to Oga in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Oga can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tsuruoka.

Things to do in Oga

Museums Parks Nature
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Ogashinzan Traditional Museum ©
Ogashinzan Traditional Museum
Shinzan Shrine ©
Shinzan Shrine
Mt. Kampu ©
Mt. Kampu

2
nights
Tsuruoka

Tsuruoka ©
Tsuruoka, famous for its scenic surroundings, attracts tourists due to its proximity to the Dewa Sanzan, sacred mountains revered by the Shugendo religion.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yudonosan Shrine, steep yourself in history at Mt. Haguro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ideha Shrine, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church, contemplate the long history of Chidokan, then steep yourself in history at Former Honma Family Residence, then explore the world behind art at Ken Domon Museum of Photography, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nangakuji Temple.

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Traveling by car from Oga to Tsuruoka takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hiraizumi-cho.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sakata
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Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda ©
Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda
Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church ©
Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church
Ken Domon Museum of Photography ©
Ken Domon Museum of Photography

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night
Hiraizumi-cho

Hiraizumi-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Hiraizumi Cultural Heritage Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takkoku no Iwaya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konjiki-do, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuson-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakusan Shrine.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hiraizumi-cho tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Tsuruoka to Hiraizumi-cho in 3.5 hours. In October in Hiraizumi-cho, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Semboku.

Things to do in Hiraizumi-cho

Historic Sites Museums
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Takkoku no Iwaya ©
Takkoku no Iwaya
Chuson-ji Temple ©
Chuson-ji Temple
Chuson-ji Konjiki-do ©
Chuson-ji Konjiki-do

1
night
Semboku

Semboku ©
Established in 2005 by the merging of several towns and villages, Semboku boasts an Old Japan atmosphere, punctuated by traditional onsen resorts, old samurai houses, and weeping cherry trees.
On the 24th (Wed), wander the streets of Kakunodate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gozanoishi Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, then take a stroll through Samurai District, and finally steep yourself in history at Ishiguro Samurai House.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Semboku trip maker .

You can drive from Hiraizumi-cho to Semboku in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Semboku are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Semboku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum ©
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum
Gozanoishi Shrine ©
Gozanoishi Shrine
Samurai District ©
Samurai District

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