8 days in Aomori Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Aomori Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mutsu
— 1 day
2
Towada
— 2 nights
3
Hirosaki
— 2 nights

1
day
Mutsu

Mutsu ©
Mutsu is a city located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 59,807, and a population density of 69.2 persons per kmĀ², in 29,304 households. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Kamafuseyama Observatory, then explore the activities along Lake Usoriyama, then explore the striking landscape at Mt. Osore Sai no Kawara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mt. Osore Bodaiji Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mutsu trip planning website.

Montpellier, France to Mutsu is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Montpellier to Mutsu, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Montpellier, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Mutsu, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Towada.

Things to do in Mutsu

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Usoriyama ©
Lake Usoriyama

2
nights
Towada

Towada ©
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the activities along Kumoi no Taki Waterfall, explore the activities along Oirase Mountain Stream, then don't miss a visit to Statue of Maidens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Towada Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Towada Art Center, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsutanonana Swamp, and finally take in the views from Deai-bashi Bridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Towada day trip planning tool.

Getting from Mutsu to Towada by car takes about 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Towada

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Onsen Resorts
Towada Shrine ©
Towada Shrine

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nights
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 10th (Mon): walk around Hirosaki Park, relax in the rural setting at Inakadate Mura Tanbo Art, then admire the natural beauty at Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hirosaki Castle. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Aomori Museum of Art, take in the views from Jogakura Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hirosaki Food Market, Niji no Mart, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hirosaki Apple Park.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Hirosaki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Towada to Hirosaki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Towada in February since evenings lows in Hirosaki dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Aomori, Inakadate Mura Tanbo Art
Highlights from your plan
Hirosaki Castle ©
Hirosaki Castle
Hirosaki Apple Park ©
Hirosaki Apple Park
Aomori Museum of Art ©
Aomori Museum of Art