You can enjoy the traditional hot springs in the rich nature of Tohoku, which has been famous since ancient times. Traditionally, mixed bathing was common in Japanese hot springs, and some, including Tohoku, still follow that tradition.

Tour Route: Tokyo – Yamagata – Aomori – Akita – Tokyo


  • Namegawa Onsen (Yamagata)
  • Sukayu Onsen (Aomori)
  • Oirase stream (Aomori)
  • Nyuto Onsen (Akita)

Day 1: Tokyo – Namegawa Onsen (Yamagata)

Namegawa Onsen (milky hot springs) is a popular local and traditional hot springs discovered 530 years ago, where people still enjoy mixed bathing. Here you can also enjoy the rich mountainous surroundings and waterfalls.

Stay in: a Japanese -­ style Inn (Ryokan) in Namegawa Onsen (hot springs)
Meals: dinner

Day 2: Namegawa Onsen – Sukayu Onsen (Aomori)

Here you can enjoy one of the oldest mixed bathing houses called Sennin Buro, (literal meaning: the bath for 1,000 bathers). It’s made of beech wood and considered to have special healing powers.

You can also enjoy the view of the Hakkoda – san mountain ranges. It’s the heaviest snowfall area in the world.

Stay in: a Japanese – style Inn (Ryokan) in Sukai Onsen (hot springs)
Meals: breakfast and dinner

Day 3: Sukayu Onsen – Namari Onsen

Enjoy hiking along the Oirase Stream flowing along the base of the Oirase Gorge on the way to Namari Onsen. It’s well known as having some of the best scenery in Japan.

Namari Onsen: Stay overnight at a traditional house, the Shirosaru no Yu.
It’s an unusual mixed bathing experience: you bathe standing up!

Stay in: a Japanese – style Inn (Ryokan) in Namari Onsen (hot springs)
Meals: breakfast and dinner

Day 4: Namari Onsen – Nyuto Onsen

Free time in Kakunodate City: Enjoy exploring the city, a former castle town with a Samurai district.

After sight seeing you’ll travel to Nyuto Onsen and enjoy Towada-Hachomantai National Park.

Stay in: a Japanese – style Inn (Ryokan) in Nyuto Onsen
Meals: breakfast and dinner

Day 5: Nyuto Onsen – Tokyo

Back to Tokyo.
Meals: breakfast


  • Orientation on the first day at your hotel
  • 4 Nights at a Japanese – style Inn (Ryokan)
  • JR East Pass (Ordinary class)
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Hiking along the Oirase Stream admission fee


  • Accommodation in Tokyo
  • International Airfare
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Food and drinks unless specified
  • Travel insurance
  • Taxi fee (Transportation to/from the attractions)
  • Guide fee


Any meal requests should be made in advance.
Extending the trip is possible.
The tour schedule and price are subject to change without notice.
Single traveler, or any number of travelers are welcome.
We are happy to organize a customized trip for you.
Let us know if you already have a JR Rail Pass.

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Tokyo (Tokyo Prefecture)

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Nyuto Onsen (Akita Prefecture)

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Lake Towada (Aomori and Akita Prefecture)

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Tohoku Region

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