8 days in Aomori Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Aomori Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Mutsu
— 1 day
2
Towada
— 1 night
3
Hirosaki
— 2 nights
4
Sotogahama-machi
— 1 night
5
Sai-mura
— 1 night

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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 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Usoriyama, explore the activities along Yagen River, thentake some stellar pictures from Mt. Osore Sai no Kawara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mt. Osore Bodaiji Temple.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mutsu trip itinerary builder tool.

San Francisco, USA to Mutsu is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Francisco to Mutsu, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mutsu, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Towada.

Things to do in Mutsu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Usoriyama ©
Lake Usoriyama

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Towada

Towada ©
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase Mountain Stream, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Towada Shrine, thenlook for gifts at Ishigedo Rest Area, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Towada trip planner.

You can drive from Mutsu to Towada in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Towada are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Towada

Parks Nature Spas
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Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Onsen Resorts
Towada Shrine ©
Towada Shrine

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), stroll around Hirosaki Park, admire the natural beauty at Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden, thenexplore the historical opulence of Hirosaki Castle, and finally get answers to all your questions at Hirosaki Municipal Tourist Center. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Former Hirosaki City Library, don't miss a visit to Former Fifty-Ninth Bank Aomori Bank Museum, thenwalk around Hirosaki Apple Park, and finally snap pictures at Tsurunomai Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hirosaki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Towada to Hirosaki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Hirosaki when traveling from Towada in May, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Sotogahama-machi.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tsurunomai Bridge
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Hirosaki Castle ©
Hirosaki Castle
Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden ©
Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden
Hirosaki Apple Park ©
Hirosaki Apple Park

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Sotogahama-machi

Sotogahama-machi ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Monument of Tsugaru Kaikyo Fuyugeshiki, examine the collection at Seikan Tunnel Museum, thenmake a trip to Stairs National Highway, and finally don't miss a visit to Tappizaki Cape.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sotogahama-machi online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hirosaki to Sotogahama-machi takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Sotogahama-machi are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sai-mura.

Things to do in Sotogahama-machi

Museums Historic Sites
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Seikan Tunnel Museum ©
Seikan Tunnel Museum
Stairs National Highway ©
Stairs National Highway

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Sai-mura

Sai-mura ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): walk around Gankake Park, head outdoors with Kaikyo Line, and then explore the striking landscape at Hotokegaura.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sai-mura day trip app.

Traveling by car from Sotogahama-machi to Sai-mura takes 3 hours. Traveling from Sotogahama-machi in May, you will find days in Sai-mura are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sai-mura

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Kaikyo Line
Highlights from your plan
Gankake Park ©
Gankake Park