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$392.11 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

Beauty of Tohoku: 2-Days Autumn Leaves Tour of 8 Best Viewing Spots

Day 1: Depart Tokyo Station on the Yamabiko Shinkansen (between 7:10am - 8:30am) to Sendai Station. Once you arrive, you will be picked up by a coach and head to the first of eight popular autumn leaves viewing spots: Geibikei Gorge, designated as a National Special Place of Scenic Beauty and a Natural Monument for its 50m cliff faces, waterfalls and rock formations. Enjoy the contrast of the autumn colored forest and the green stream for 20 minutes. Next up is Hiraizumi, where the famous Chuson-ji Temple is located. Hiraizumi Cultural Heritage, which includes the ancient temple, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll around the precincts of the temple and visit famous Konjikido Golden Hall for approximately 1 hour. The third destination is Hachimantai with arguably the most beautiful gorge in Iwate Prefecture, Matsukawa Gorge. You will have around 40 minutes to enjoy the contrast of the clear water and the bright red and yellow autumnal foliage. Afterwards, head to your accommodation in Odate city through the sightseeing road Hachimantai Aspite Line. Enjoy the dynamic views of the mountainous plateau through the bus window. After checking in, enjoy the various facilities and you are free to choose one of the restaurants around the hotel for dinner (not included in tour price.) Day 2:  After having your buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Hakka Pass Observatory, another popular sightseeing spot that overlooks the magnificent Lake Towada. Spend around 15 minutes looking down on the lake from above before coming down to its surface level. Lake Towada is located 400m above sea level on the border between Aomori and Akita Prefectures. Get a closer look at the yellow beech trees and red Japanese maple trees for about an hour. Moving on, you will head to picturesque Oirase Mountain Stream in Aomori Prefecture. The Oirase Stream is well known for its various majestic waterfalls which you will encounter as you walk along the banks of the stream (30 minutes.) Enjoy the scenery as the bus drives along the pretty Hakkoda-Towada Gold line to Jogakura Bridge in Hakkoda, the longest arch span bridge in Japan with a total length of 360m. Enjoy the breathtaking 360 degree panoramic views of Jogakura Gorge and Hakkoda Mountain Range for about 10 minutes. The final destination is Nakano Momiji Mountain where you will have an hour to enjoy the wonderful view of 100 different varieties of Japanese maple and large cedar trees that are 500-700 years old. Board the bus for the last time as you are taken to Morioka station to travel back to Tokyo on the Yamabiko Shinkansen. Estimated arrival is between 21:00~22:00.

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Aomori: 3 Day Culture & Nature Walk Tour

Day 1 - Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture - Cultural & Archaeological Tour (Lunch & Dinner included)The tour will start at Shin-Aomori Station at 9:30am. First we head to Wa Rasse Nebuta Museum by private coach - a hands-on experience where you can learn all about the history, culture and technicalities of creating the giant paper floats used during the annual Aomori Nebuta Festival. There will also be the opportunity to watch and take part in a Haneto dance as well as try your hand at papering using the same method used for the floats. Then we will move to Sannai Maruyama Historical Site, the largest discovered Jomon site in Japan. We will walk through recreations of the settlement, which was first inhabited 4,500 to 5,000 years ago. We will also view the numerous excavated items at the site’s museum. Continuing to Komakino Jomon Ruins, we can see a circular stone ceremonial site constructed in the late Jomon period. After first stopping at the site’s museum, we continue on to the actual site by foot. Not only can we glimpse back into the ancient past of Japan, but we also can see magnificent views over Aomori City from the site. From there, the group will move to an authentic Japanese pub (izakaya) to enjoy some of the regional cuisine of Aomori and watch a shamisen performance.Day 2: Kuroishi, Aomori Prefecture - Nature Hike & Cultural Tour (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)First, we will head to The Death March of the Hakkoda Mountains Memorial Museum before going to Nakano Momiji Mountain, home to a shrine which boasts 600 year old great cedar trees. Then we will explore Komise Street, popular for its preservation of buildings from the Edo period of Japan, to experience a powerful performance of Tsugaru-jamisen and drink local sake.Day 3: Oirase, Aomori Prefecture - Waterfall Hike & Hot Spring Tour (Breakfast & Lunch included)On the final day we will slowly make our way along the path to Oirase stream, with ample opportunity to take in the vibrant nature. With its many waterfalls, Oirase Stream is a natural gem of Japan and a truly memorable experience. Our destination is Choshi Otaki Waterfall. This majestic waterfall is over 7 meters high and 20 meters wide. Afterwards, we will have lunch in Nenokuchi (Lake Towada). We will then go to Asamushi Hot Spring where you can enjoy grilled fresh scallops before taking a dip in the natural hot spring water. The tour will end back at Shin-Aomori Station at around 8pm.