A two day tour celebrating the wonderful autumn leaves in the Tohoku region (Northeast Japan.) Eight of the top viewing spots have been carefully selected to showcase the best scenery Tohoku has to offer and an overnight stay in Odate City affords you with a fuller experience unattainable on just a day trip. Some of the highlights include the World Heritage site Hiraizumi and its Chuson-ji Temple, Hakka Pass observatory, Hachimantai, Lake Towada and Oirase Stream. If that wasn't enough, you will be traveling between Tokyo and Tohoku by Shinkansen. Just October and the beginning of November is the viewing season for autumn foliage in this area so the time period is very limited. There are not many chances to see so much inside just two days, so grab your place now!
• 2 days
【OUTLINE】A fun snowshoe trekking with a mountain guide certified by the Japan Mountain Guide Association. Go on a hike wearing snowshoe to the local shrine in Satoyama, woodland close to the village. You will receive a briefing from the guide on nature such as plants, the history of shrine and how to worship at a shrine. At the destination, you will experience tubing, sledging, and a ride on a snowmobile. Set up a BBQ site on the snow and enjoy a BBQ featuring the local beef from Aomori Prefecture on a snowy field for 70 minutes. Lastly, soak in a hot spring at Itadome Onsen Hotel Azumashiya and get relaxed.【HIGHTLIGHT】 Snowshoe trekking in Satoyama with a mountain guide certified by the Japan Mountain Guide Association BBQ with local beef from Aomori on a snowy field Snow tubing and sledgingSnowmobile ride Soak in a hot spring in Kuroishi Onsen-kyo Village
• 5.5 hours
A three day guided tour including Aomori’s culturally significant sites, local nature spots and a chance to watch shamisen performances. The first day focuses on the famous Aomori Nebuta Festival and the archaeologically significant Jomon period sites of Sannai-Maruyama and Komakino ruins. The second day is a tour walking around the Kuroishi hot spring area, Nakano Momijiyama - famous for its autumn leaves in autumn, a sake brewery tour and the opportunity to watch a shamisen performance. The final day is a hike up to the breathtaking Choshi Otaki Waterfall, followed by a trip to Asamushi Hot Spring for the scallop market and a bathing experience.Tour provided by Heartland Japan http://heartlandjapan.com/.
• 3 days