8 days in Tohoku Itinerary

8 days in Tohoku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tohoku visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Niigata Airport, Drive to Aizuwakamatsu
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Aizuwakamatsu
— 1 day
Drive
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Sendai
— 2 nights
Train to Hachinohe, Taxi to Towada
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Towada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hirosaki
— 1 night
Drive
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Nishiiwai-gun
Drive to Sendai Airport, Fly to Singapore Changi Airport

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Aizuwakamatsu

— 1 day
Rich in culture and history, Aizuwakamatsu has retained much of its traditional character from its days as a feudal capital.
On the 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Sazaedo, make a trip to Iimoriyama, then sample the tasty concoctions at Miyaizumi Meijo Brewery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Tsuruga jo Castle.

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Singapore, Singapore to Aizuwakamatsu is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, Aizuwakamatsu is colder than Singapore - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sendai.

Things to do in Aizuwakamatsu

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature

Sendai

— 2 nights
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 29th (Sun): take in the waterfront activity at Matsushima Bay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zuiganji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Entsu-in Temple, and finally make a trip to Jozenji-dori Avenue. On your second day here, stop by Sendai Mediatheque, take an in-depth tour of Zuihoden, then explore the historical opulence of Sendaijo Ato, and finally contemplate the long history of Osaki Hachiman Shrine.

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Traveling by car from Aizuwakamatsu to Sendai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Aizuwakamatsu in April since evenings lows in Sendai dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Towada.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Towada

— 2 nights
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
On the 1st (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Towada Art Center, explore the activities along Oirase Mountain Stream, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Choshi Otaki Waterfall.

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Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Sendai to Towada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Sendai in April, Towada is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Towada

Parks · Nature · Museums

Hirosaki

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): walk around Hirosaki Park, admire the natural beauty at Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden, and then step into the grandiose world of Hirosaki Castle.

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You can drive from Towada to Hirosaki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Towada in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Hirosaki, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Nishiiwai-gun.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Parks · Historic Sites

Nishiiwai-gun

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Motsu-ji Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuson-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nishiiwai-gun trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Hirosaki to Nishiiwai-gun takes 3.5 hours. In May, Nishiiwai-gun is a bit warmer than Hirosaki - with highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nishiiwai-gun

Historic Sites

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.