6 days in Tohoku Itinerary

6 days in Tohoku Itinerary

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6 days in Tohoku Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Sendai
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Semboku
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Towada
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Tokyo

1
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.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Entsu-in Temple, then take in the waterfront activity at Matsushima Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tsukihama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Tanabata Museum, don't miss a visit to Sendai Station, then wander the streets of Sunmall Ichibancho, then pause for some photo ops at Zuihoden, and finally sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sendai trip planner .

Tokyo to Sendai is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in August, plan for slightly colder days in Sendai, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Semboku.

Things to do in Sendai

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matsushima-machi, Tsukihama Beach
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Matsushima Bay ©
Matsushima Bay
Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle) ©
Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle)

2
nights
Semboku

Semboku ©
Established in 2005 by the merging of several towns and villages, Semboku boasts an Old Japan atmosphere, punctuated by traditional onsen resorts, old samurai houses, and weeping cherry trees.
On the 13th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, take a stroll through Samurai District, and then wander the streets of Kakunodate. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Ishiguro Samurai House, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tazawa, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Semboku itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Sendai to Semboku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Semboku are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Towada.

Things to do in Semboku

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum ©
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum
Onsen Resorts
Lake Tazawa
Lake Tazawa

2
nights
Towada

Towada ©
Tucked away among the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range, Towada tourism revolves around its eponymous lake and the surrounding national park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Choshi Otaki Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Oirase Mountain Stream, and then admire the sheer force of Hakufu no Taki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Ashura no Nagare, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then take in the awesome beauty at Hakkoda Mountains.

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Traveling by train from Semboku to Towada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Semboku in August, expect nights in Towada to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Towada

Nature Parks Baths

Side Trip

Hakkoda Mountains
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Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Choshi Otaki Waterfall ©
Choshi Otaki Waterfall
Hakkoda Mountains ©
Hakkoda Mountains

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