7 days in Tohoku Itinerary

7 days in Tohoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Oga
— 1 night
2
Semboku
— 2 nights
3
Hachimantai
— 1 night
4
Minamisanriku-cho
— 1 night

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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. On the 26th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Oga Aquarium Gao, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shinzan Shrine, thensee the interesting displays at Ogashinzan Traditional Museum, thenvisit Oga Peninsula, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kampu.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Oga trip itinerary website.

San Francisco, USA to Oga is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Semboku.

Things to do in Oga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oga Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Kampu ©
Mt. Kampu
Oga Aquarium Gao ©
Oga Aquarium Gao
Shinzan Shrine ©
Shinzan Shrine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the striking features of Ishiguro Samurai House, thengo for a walk through Hinokinaigawa Kasen Ryokuchi, thenwander the streets of Kakunodate, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Ando Jozo Brewery Honten. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Fesan, stop by Kogensya, explore the world behind art at Iwate Museum of Art, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Akita Komagatake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gozanoishi Shrine.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Semboku online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Oga to Semboku takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hachimantai.

Things to do in Semboku

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Morioka
Highlights from your plan
Fesan ©
Fesan
Gozanoishi Shrine ©
Gozanoishi Shrine
Iwate Museum of Art ©
Iwate Museum of Art

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Hachimantai

Hachimantai ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Hachimantai Matsuo Mine Museum, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, thenmake a trip to Gentaiwa Observation Deck, thendon't miss a visit to Hachimandaira Promenade Peak, and finally head outdoors with Hachimantai Asupite line.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Hachimantai trip planner.

Getting from Semboku to Hachimantai by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hachimantai are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Minamisanriku-cho.

Things to do in Hachimantai

Spas Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Hachimantai Matsuo Mine Museum ©
Hachimantai Matsuo Mine Museum

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Minamisanriku-cho

Minamisanriku-cho
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): pick up some local products at Michi no Eki Mitakido, see the interesting displays at Toyoma Education Museum (Old Toyoma Elementary School), and then look for gifts at Minamisanriku Sansan Market.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Minamisanriku-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hachimantai to Minamisanriku-cho takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Hachimantai in May, plan for slightly colder days in Minamisanriku-cho, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minamisanriku-cho

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tome