9 days in Tohoku Itinerary

9 days in Tohoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Iwaki
— 1 day
2
Yamagata
— 1 night
3
Semboku
— 1 night
4
Hiraizumi-cho
— 1 night
5
Miyako
— 1 night
6
Hachinohe
— 1 night
7
Towada
— 1 night
8
Sendai
— 1 night

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Iwaki

Iwaki ©
A coastal city in the southeastern Fukushima Prefecture, Iwaki boasts a high number of sunny days and appealing water attractions.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Nakoso no seki, thenindulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquamarine Fukushima, and finally stop by Iwaki La La Mew.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Iwaki holiday maker app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Iwaki is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in November, things will get much colder in Iwaki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yamagata.

Things to do in Iwaki

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Baths
Highlights from your plan
Aquamarine Fukushima ©
Aquamarine Fukushima
Iwaki La La Mew ©
Iwaki La La Mew
Onsen Resorts

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night
Yamagata

Yamagata ©
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hit the slopes at Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, thenadmire the striking features of Bunshokan, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Risshaku-ji Temple.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yamagata trip itinerary app.

Getting from Iwaki to Yamagata by car takes about 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Yamagata can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Semboku.

Things to do in Yamagata

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort ©
Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort
Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple
Bunshokan ©
Bunshokan

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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 6th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tazawa, steep yourself in history at Ishiguro Samurai House, take an in-depth tour of Kakunodate Samurai House Museum, thentake a stroll through Samurai District, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Semboku day trip planning tool.

Getting from Yamagata to Semboku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Semboku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Hiraizumi-cho.

Things to do in Semboku

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Samurai District ©
Samurai District
Lake Tazawa
Lake Tazawa
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum ©
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum

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night
Hiraizumi-cho

Hiraizumi-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Gembi Valley, thencontemplate the long history of Motsu-ji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuson-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mine Yakushi-do.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hiraizumi-cho online journey planner.

You can drive from Semboku to Hiraizumi-cho in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Miyako.

Things to do in Hiraizumi-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gembi Valley
Highlights from your plan
Chuson-ji Temple ©
Chuson-ji Temple
Gembi Valley ©
Gembi Valley
Motsu-ji Temple ©
Motsu-ji Temple

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night
Miyako

Miyako ©
Miyako is a city located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 54,573, and a population density of 43.3 persons per km2. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Jodogahama Natural Pathway, kick back and relax at Jodogahama Beach, thendon't miss a visit to Gyosai Market, and finally take a tour by water with Miyako Jodogahama Boat Cruise.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Miyako holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Hiraizumi-cho to Miyako takes 2.5 hours. November in Miyako sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hachinohe.

Things to do in Miyako

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jodogahama  Beach ©
Jodogahama Beach
Miyako Jodogahama Boat Cruise ©
Miyako Jodogahama Boat Cruise
Gyosai Market ©
Gyosai Market

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Tanesashi Coast, hunt for treasures at Hachinohe Minato Morning Market, and then browse the different shops at Hasshoku Center.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hachinohe trip maker site.

You can drive from Miyako to Hachinohe in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Towada.

Things to do in Hachinohe

Shopping Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hasshoku Center ©
Hasshoku Center
Tanesashi Coast ©
Tanesashi Coast

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Choshi Otaki Waterfall, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Oirase Mountain Stream, and then stop by Keiryu-no-Eki Oirase.

Plan a Towada trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hachinohe to Towada takes an hour. November in Towada sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Towada

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Choshi Otaki Waterfall ©
Choshi Otaki Waterfall

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night
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
On the 11th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Sendaijo Ato, thenexplore the historical opulence of Aoba Castle Museum, and then take a stroll through Sunmall Ichibancho.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sendai trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Towada to Sendai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November in Sendai, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Aoba Castle Museum ©
Aoba Castle Museum

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