General

OVERVIEW

9 days in Tohoku and Hokkaido from Tokyo! Ideal for people loves nature. You visit and hike best of Tohoku sites like Yamadera a scenic temple located in the mountains, hiking in Mt.Haguro a religious site since 6th of century, Hiking at Juniko of Shirakami Sanchi a wolrd heritage site and series of small lakes and ponds connected by hiking trails, hiking in Oirase Stream a stream flows along the floor of the Oirase Gorge.

DESCRIPTION

The tour start from Tokyo early morning on the way to Yamadera a scenic temple located in the mountains northeast of Yamagata City. The temple grounds extend high up a steep mountainside, from where there are great views down the valley, to continue at same day until Zao Onsen where you will stay in a traditional Ryokan.

Next day after the breakfast by taking local trasportation you will experience Mogami river cruise with amazing atmosphere helped by the boatman that while drive he will sing traditional river song for you.

Next destination is Sakata city where you will have free time and the city has an excellent museum and traditional houses around the city.

Then next day you will go in the morning to the first adventure hiking in Mt.Haguro for about 3 hours, Mt Haguro, is part of a three mountains collective called Dewa Sanzan, Mt Haguro is the lower one and is 414 meter high, it is a religious site since 6th of century, this hiking make you feel back to the old era of antique Japan really relaxing and refreshing.

On day 4 you will reach Akita prefecture and signseen the area of Akita city and have lunch there. After enjoy Akita city you can go Furofushi onsen by Resort Shirakami train here you can see nice nature and sea view from the train!

On day 5 is another great hiking day at Juniko of Shirakami Sanchi (World Heritage Site) a series of small lakes and ponds connected by hiking trails, and finish the day in Hirosaki by nice view from train of Resort Shirakami.

On day 6 you will have free time in Hirosaki, a city developed around its castle, Hirosaki Castle. Hirosaki is famous for the very taste apple pie, we suggest to go in one of the shop and enjoy delicious apple pie.

On day 7 your next destination is Aomori city where you will visit Nebuta no ie Wa Rasse where you can feel and image Nebuta Festival, The Nebuta Warasse museum attempts to capture the spirit of the festival and gives visitors a taste of its lively atmosphere, history and traditions, for finish the day in Lake Towada Hot Spring, where you will also have dinner at your Hotel Resort, you will love every single minutes at this Hotel, starting from artistic building and modern art, modern facilities and buffet dinner with local fresh food and of course the best apple in Japan!
Before go to sleep they staff of the hotel will show you on their monitor located in one of the relax room inside the Hotel the plan of Hiking in Oirase stream at early morning of the next day, we suggest to attend this meeting as they will show you pictures and prepare you for have a great experience.

On day 8 you will have Hiking in Oirase stream experience, is a stream flows along the floor of the Oirase Gorge, the walking is 100% in the nature really after finish the walking you can feeling refresh, nice water, waterfall and spettacular green lief.

Last day from the Hotel resort you will have shuttle bus until Hachinohe station where you will take Tohoku Shinkansen until to Tokyo.

Day 1 Tokyo – Zao Onsen

Experience: Sightseeing in Yamadera
Visit: Yamadera
Stay in: Zao Onsen
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Zao Onsen – Sakata

Experience: Mogami River Cruise, sightseeing in Sakata
Visit: Mogami river, Sakata city
Stay in: Sakata
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Sakata – Haguroyama

Experience: Hiking in Mt.Haguro
Visit: Mt. Haguro
Stay in: Mt. Haguro (Temple stay)
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4 Haguroyama – Shirakami Sanchi

Experience: sightseeing and lunch time in Akita, Furofushi onsen by Resort Shirakami train,
Visit: Akita
Stay in: Furofushi Onsen
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5 Shirakami Sanchi – Hirosaki

Experience: Hiking at Juniko of Shirakami Sanchi, nice view of Hirosaki from train of Resort Shirakami
Visit: Juniko of Shirakami Sanchi
Stay in: Hirosaki
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6 Hirosaki

Experience: Free and relax time in Hirosaki
Stay in: Hirosaki
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Hirosaki – Lake Towada

Experience: Sightseeing in Aomori city
Visit: Aomori
Stay in: Lake Towada in Aomori
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8 Lake Towada

Experience: Hiking in Oirase Stream
Stay in: Lake Towada in Aomori
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9 Lake Towada – Tokyo

Meals: Breakfast

TOUR POINT

  • Sightseeing in Yamadera (a scenic temple located in the mountains)
  • Mogami River Cruise (experiece at a cruise in a Japanese river)
  • Hiking in Mt.Haguro (religious site since 6th of century)
  • Hiking at Juniko of Shirakami Sanchi (World Heritage Site)
  • Free and relax time in Hirosaki (Apple Town)
  • Hiking in Oirase Stream (stream flows along the floor of the Oirase Gorge)

WHATS INCLUDE

  • Tour leader for orientation at Tokyo on the first day
  • 5 Nights Japanese Style
  • 3 Night Western Style
  • JR Pass 14 days ordinary
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Sanko Bus fee
  • Mogami River Cruise admission fee
  • Mt Haguro Shonai Kotsu Bus fee both way
  • Shirakami Sanchi to Oku Juniko bus fee
  • Oku Juniko bus to Juniko station mae fee

NOT INCLUDE

  • Accommodation in Tokyo
  • International Air fee
  • Food and drinks unless are specified
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Taxi fee
  • It is a Self-Guide tour so no guides are includes

NOTES

If you have meals request or allergy must request before booking.
If you plan to stay extra night please let us know
Tour schedule and price are subject to change without notice.
If you already have JR rail pass let us know as price will change.
Single customer, travel with family are welcome and we can make customize for them, please let us know.

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