23 days in Aomori Prefecture Itinerary

23 days in Aomori Prefecture Itinerary

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Kazamaura-mura
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Kazamaura-mura
— 3 nights
Drive
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Towada
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fukaura-machi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hirosaki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Aomori
— 5 nights
Fly

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Kazamaura-mura

Escape the urban bustle at Kandachi Horses and Their Habitats and Hotokegaura. Get a sense of the local culture at Dream Oma Railroad Arch Bridge - Memorial Raod and Entsuji Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kazamaura-mura side-trips: Higashidori-mura (Shiriyazaki & Noushigawa Rest House), Mutsu (Sanzu River, Lake Usoriyama, &more) and Sai-mura (Hotokegaura Parking & Boat Tours & Water Sports).

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Washington DC, USA to Kazamaura-mura is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kazamaura-mura: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Towada.

Things to do in Kazamaura-mura

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

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Towada

Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Towada Shrine and Misawa Aviation & Science Museum. Get outdoors at Kumoi no Taki Waterfall and Itomuka no Irie. Explore Towada's surroundings by going to Misawa (Terayama Shuji Memorial & Misawa City Shiminnomori Park). Next up on the itinerary: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, don't miss a visit to Former Kasaishi Residence, explore the activities along Ashura no Nagare, and snap pictures at Deai-bashi Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Towada day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kazamaura-mura to Towada takes 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fukaura-machi.

Things to do in Towada

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:

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Fukaura-machi

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koganezaki and Blue Pond. Get outdoors at Omagoshi Beach and Senjyojiki Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fukaura-machi road trip planning tool.

Drive from Towada to Fukaura-machi in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Towada in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fukaura-machi, with lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Fukaura-machi

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

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Hirosaki

A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hirosaki Castle and Saishoin Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Choshoji Temple and Former Hirosaki City Library. Get out of town with these interesting Hirosaki side-trips: Kuroishi (Onsen Resorts & Tsugaru Traditional Crafts Museum), Tsugaru Earth Vellage (in Tsugaru) and Tsuruta-machi (Fujimi Lake Park & Tsurunomai Bridge). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Former Umeda Family Residence, identify plant and animal life at Mt. Iwaki Lifts, admire the natural beauty at Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden, and head outdoors with Shirakami no Mori Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hirosaki trip planner.

You can drive from Fukaura-machi to Hirosaki in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aomori.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 21:

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Aomori

Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Kabushima Shrine and Dazai Osamu Residence, Tsushimake Shinzashiki are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Kabushima Island and Hakkoda Mountains. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aomori: Goshogawara (Tsugaru Shamisen Kaikan, Shayokan, &more) and Hachinohe (Hachinohe Park & Ashigezaki Lookout). There's much more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, see the interesting displays at Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aomori Asamushi Aquarium, and delve into the distant past at Sannai-Maruyama Site.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Aomori route planner.

You can drive from Hirosaki to Aomori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aomori

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 26:

Aomori Prefecture travel guide

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Aomori Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tōhoku region. The capital is the city of Aomori.HistoryUntil the Meiji Restoration, the area of Aomori prefecture was known as the northern part of Mutsu Province.During the Edo period the Hirosaki clan began building a seaport at the current city of Aomori. There were green woods near the city which were used as landmarks for the ships that came into port. These green woods called aoi-mori is where Aomori got its name. The prefecture came into existence in 1871. The town of Aomori was established in 1889. The town was incorporated as a city in 1898 with a population of 28,000. On May 3, 1910, a fire broke out in the Yasukata district. Fanned by strong winds, the fire quickly devastated the whole city. The conflagration claimed 26 lives and injured a further 160 residents. It destroyed 5,246 houses and burnt 19 storage sheds and 157 warehouses. At 10:30 p.m. on July 28, 1945, a squadron of American B29 bombers bombed over 90% of the city.Radio Aomori (RAB) made its first broadcast in 1951. Four years later, the first fish auctions were held. 1958 saw the completion of the Municipal Fish Market as well as the opening of the Citizen's Hospital. In the same year, the Tsugaru Line established a rail connection with Minmaya Village at the tip of the peninsula.

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