8 days in Tohoku Itinerary

8 days in Tohoku Itinerary

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Sendai
— Few hours
2
Semboku
— 1 night
3
Oga
— 2 nights
4
Hirosaki
— 1 night
5
Goshogawara
— 1 night
6
Towada
— 1 night
7
Yuzawa
— 1 night

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Sendai

Sendai
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Sendai vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sendai. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel to Semboku.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum and then wander the streets of Samurai District.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Semboku day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Sendai to Semboku in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Sendai in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Semboku. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oga.

Things to do in Semboku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Samurai District ©
Samurai District
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum ©
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum

2
nights
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. Namahage Museum and Akagami Shrine Goshado are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Oganishi Beach and Godzilla Rock. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Nyudozaki, meet the residents at Oga Aquarium Gao, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shinzan Shrine, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Nanohana Road.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oga day trip planning site.

You can drive from Semboku to Oga in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Oga are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Oga

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Nanohana Road, Tenno Green Land /Michi-no-Eki Tenno
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Kampu ©
Mt. Kampu
Ogashinzan Traditional Museum ©
Ogashinzan Traditional Museum
Namahage Museum ©
Namahage Museum

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.
On the 10th (Sun), make a trip to Former Hirosaki City Library, then steep yourself in history at Former Fifty-Ninth Bank Aomori Bank Museum, then stroll around Hirosaki Park, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hirosaki Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hirosaki road trip website.

You can drive from Oga to Hirosaki in 3 hours. While traveling from Oga, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hirosaki, ranging from highs of 4°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Goshogawara.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hirosaki Castle ©
Hirosaki Castle
Former Hirosaki City Library ©
Former Hirosaki City Library
Hirosaki Park ©
Hirosaki Park

1
night
Goshogawara

Goshogawara ©
Goshogawara is a city located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan.As of September 2013, the city has an estimated population of 56,564, and a population density of 140 persons per km2. On the 11th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Jusanko Lake and then see the interesting displays at Tachineputa No Yakata.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Goshogawara tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Hirosaki to Goshogawara by car takes about an hour. In March, daytime highs in Goshogawara are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Towada.

Things to do in Goshogawara

Museums · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tachineputa No Yakata ©
Tachineputa No Yakata
Jusanko Lake ©
Jusanko Lake

1
night
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 12th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Towada Art Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase Mountain Stream, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally take in the views from Deai-bashi Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Towada trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Goshogawara to Towada in 2 hours. Traveling from Goshogawara in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Towada, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yuzawa.

Things to do in Towada

Nature · Parks · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Towada Art Center ©
Towada Art Center
Onsen Resorts

1
night
Yuzawa

Yuzawa ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Kawarage Oyutaki Falls, take a stroll through Masuda Storehouses, and then take some stellar pictures from Oyasukyo Daifunto.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read Yuzawa trip planner.

You can drive from Towada to Yuzawa in 4 hours. Traveling from Towada in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Yuzawa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Yuzawa

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Masuda Storehouses
Highlights from your plan
Oyasukyo Daifunto ©
Oyasukyo Daifunto

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