9 days in Aomori Prefecture, Akita Prefecture & Iwata Itinerary

9 days in Aomori Prefecture, Akita Prefecture & Iwata Itinerary

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Hachinohe
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Semboku
— 2 nights
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Oga
— 1 night
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Nikaho
— 1 night
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Iwata
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Tatehana Wharf Asaichi Hachinohe, enjoy the sand and surf at Osuka Beach, then appreciate the history behind Kokuzobosatsudo, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Hasshoku Center. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Tanesashi Coast, enjoy breathtaking views from Ashigezaki Lookout, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Mall Shimoda.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hachinohe road trip tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Hachinohe is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get much colder in Hachinohe: highs are around 3°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Semboku.

Things to do in Hachinohe

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Hasshoku Center ©
Hasshoku Center
Tanesashi Coast ©
Tanesashi Coast
Aeon Mall Shimoda ©
Aeon Mall Shimoda

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Dakigaeri Valley and then take a stroll through Kakunodate. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Akita Komagatake, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ando Jozo Brewery Honten, then stop by Ando Brewery Kajoan, and finally take a stroll through Samurai District.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Semboku route site.

Drive from Hachinohe to Semboku in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Semboku can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oga.

Things to do in Semboku

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
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Samurai District ©
Samurai District
Mt. Akita Komagatake ©
Mt. Akita Komagatake
Dakigaeri Valley ©
Dakigaeri Valley

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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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kampu, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Park Kanpuzan Kaiten Observatory Deck, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oga Aquarium Gao, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shinzan Shrine.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Semboku to Oga takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nikaho.

Things to do in Oga

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Oga Aquarium Gao ©
Oga Aquarium Gao
Mt. Kampu ©
Mt. Kampu
Shinzan Shrine ©
Shinzan Shrine

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Nikaho

Nikaho ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Nakajimadai Recreation no Mori, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nakajimadai Shishigahana Marsh, and then don't miss a visit to Kanmanji Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nikaho online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Oga to Nikaho in 2 hours. December in Nikaho sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Iwata.

Things to do in Nikaho

Parks · Wildlife
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Kanmanji Temple ©
Kanmanji Temple

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Iwata

Iwata ©
Iwata is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, widely known as the headquarters of the Yamaha Motor Corporation. On the 19th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hattasan Soneiji Temple, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kakegawa Kachouen, and then examine the collection at Shihesido Art House.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Iwata trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nikaho to Iwata takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nikaho in December: high temperatures in Iwata hover around 13°C and lows are around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Iwata

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Kakegawa Kachouen ©
Kakegawa Kachouen
Hattasan Soneiji Temple ©
Hattasan Soneiji Temple