8 days in Tohoku Itinerary

8 days in Tohoku Itinerary

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8 days in Tohoku Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly + Taxi:  4​h
1
Hirosaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hachinohe
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Inawashiro-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Tokyo

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Koganezaki and Shirakami Sanchi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hirosaki: Itomuka no Irie (in Towada) and Saga no Taki Fall (in Fujisato-machi). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Iwaki.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hirosaki route maker site .

Tokyo to Hirosaki is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in August: high temperatures in Hirosaki hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hachinohe.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Itomuka no Irie, Koganezaki, Shirakami Sanchi, Saga no Taki Fall
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Koganezaki ©
Koganezaki
Mt. Iwaki ©
Mt. Iwaki

3
nights
Hachinohe

Hachinohe ©
Tourism in Hachinohe centers around the port city's scenic coastline, lively food markets, and picturesque island with thousands of black-tailed gulls.
We've included these beaches for you: Tanesashi Coast and Shirahama Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Oirase Mountain Stream and Hakufu no Taki. Change things up with these side-trips from Hachinohe: Towada (Deai-bashi Bridge & Ashura no Nagare). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Osuka Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hachinohe itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Hirosaki to Hachinohe in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hachinohe can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Inawashiro-machi.

Things to do in Hachinohe

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Towada
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Tanesashi Coast ©
Tanesashi Coast
Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream

2
nights
Inawashiro-machi

Inawashiro-machi ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Numajiri Kogen, take in the dramatic scenery at Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kannonji River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Azuma Mountain Range, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fudo Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Goshikinuma Lake.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inawashiro-machi trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hachinohe to Inawashiro-machi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inawashiro-machi

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kitashiobara-mura, Azuma Mountain Range
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Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls ©
Tatsuzawa Fudo Falls
Goshikinuma Lake ©
Goshikinuma Lake

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