9 days in Tohoku, Sado & Nagoya Itinerary

9 days in Tohoku, Sado & Nagoya Itinerary

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1
Towada
— 2 nights
2
Ichinoseki
— Few hours
3
Obanazawa
— 1 night
4
Sado
— 1 night
5
Nagoya
— 3 nights

2
nights
Towada

Towada ©
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the activities along Ashura no Nagare, explore the activities along Oirase Mountain Stream, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Choshi Otaki Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Itomuka no Irie, admire the sheer force of Hakufu no Taki, thenindulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hakkoda Mountains.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Towada sightseeing tool.

Helsinki, Finland to Towada is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Helsinki to Towada, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in October; daily highs in Towada reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Ichinoseki.

Things to do in Towada

Parks Nature Baths

Side Trip

Hakkoda Mountains
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Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Onsen Resorts
Choshi Otaki Waterfall ©
Choshi Otaki Waterfall

few
hours
Ichinoseki

Ichinoseki
Ichinoseki is a city located in Iwate Prefecture, in the Tōhoku region of northern Japan., the city had a population of 120,008 and a population density of 95.5 persons per km2 in 46,338 households. You've now added Geibikei Gorge Sightseeing Boat to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Geibikei Gorge Sightseeing Boat.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ichinoseki trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Towada to Ichinoseki takes 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ichinoseki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Obanazawa.

Things to do in Ichinoseki

Tours Outdoors

1
night
Obanazawa

Obanazawa ©
On the 7th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Shirugane Falls, appreciate the views at Senshinkyo Valley, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Nobesawa Ginkodo, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Ginzan Yuhodo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ginzan Onsen.

Plan my day in Obanazawa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Ichinoseki to Obanazawa in 2 hours. October in Obanazawa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Sado.

Things to do in Obanazawa

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ginzan Onsen ©
Ginzan Onsen

1
night
Sado

Sado ©
Experience remote island living in Sado, a city in Niigata Prefecture encompassing all of the inhabited areas of Sado Island.
Senkakuwan has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Thu), head off the coast to Yajima/Kyojima, get outside with Sado Ogi Coast, kick back and relax at Sawada Beach, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Senkakuwan, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Kitazawa Fuyusenkojo Remains.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sado attractions app.

Getting from Obanazawa to Sado by car takes about 7 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Sado

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Senkakuwan ©
Senkakuwan

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Naraijuku, Nakasendo Tsumagojuku and Kamikochi Tourism Center. On the 9th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yamazaki River. On the next day, get all the information you need at Kamikochi Tourism Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nagoya road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sado to Nagoya. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Nakasendo Magome-juku, Naraijuku, Kamikochi Tourism Center, Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Yamazaki River ©
Yamazaki River
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku ©
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku

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