6 days in Tohoku Itinerary

6 days in Tohoku Itinerary

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6 days in Tohoku Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Hiraizumi-cho
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Oga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hirosaki
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Sendai
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Hiraizumi-cho

Hiraizumi-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Motsuji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takkoku no Iwaya, then take an in-depth tour of Hiraizumi Cultural Heritage Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Konjiki-do, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuson-ji Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hiraizumi-cho vacation site .

Melbourne, Australia to Hiraizumi-cho is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Hiraizumi-cho is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Hiraizumi-cho reach 1°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Oga.

Things to do in Hiraizumi-cho

Historic Sites Museums
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Konjiki-do ©
Konjiki-do
Takkoku no Iwaya ©
Takkoku no Iwaya
Chuson-ji Temple ©
Chuson-ji Temple

1
night
Oga

Oga ©
Oga is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.As of May 2015, the city has an estimated population of 29,318, and a population density of 122 persons per km2. On the 21st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Ogashinzan Traditional Museum, see the interesting displays at Namahage Museum, then don't miss a visit to Unsho-ji Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kampu, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Nanohana Road.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oga road trip site .

Getting from Hiraizumi-cho to Oga by car takes about 3 hours. In January in Oga, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Oga

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nanohana Road
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Ogashinzan Traditional Museum ©
Ogashinzan Traditional Museum
Namahage Museum ©
Namahage Museum
Mt. Kampu ©
Mt. Kampu

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night
Hirosaki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iwakiyama Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saishoin Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hirosaki Castle.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hirosaki trip builder tool .

You can drive from Oga to Hirosaki in 3 hours. January in Hirosaki sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites Parks
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Iwakiyama Shrine ©
Iwakiyama Shrine
Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden ©
Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden
Hirosaki Castle ©
Hirosaki Castle

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night
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Jozenji-dori Avenue, don't miss a visit to Sendai Station, take an in-depth tour of Zuihoden, then step into the grandiose world of Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinnoji Temple, and finally admire all the interesting features of Yurtec Stadium Sendai.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Sendai trip planning app .

You can take a train from Hirosaki to Sendai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hirosaki in January, things will get a bit warmer in Sendai: highs are around 5°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites Museums
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Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle) ©
Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle)
Yurtec Stadium Sendai ©
Yurtec Stadium Sendai
Rinnoji Temple ©
Rinnoji Temple

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