ACROSS EASTERN JAPAN

(TOHOKU ・ KANTO ・ TOKYO)

Exploring Eastern Area of Japan in such a short time is an extraordinary moment! Your visit to the most beautiful cities in Japan will provide you with a romantic environment and make your time in Japan more precious than before. Let Hanatour Japan help you create a brief, pleasant vacation time with your family even in chilly weather. To us, family is everything. So are you, since you are a member of our family.


Aomori Bay Bridge

Trip Type : EASTERN JAPAN

Activites : Sight Seeing, Special Dinner, Special Performence

Group Size : 15 – 45 Pax

Trip Duration : 10 Night(s) 11 Day(s)

Meals : Included ( As mentioned )

Highlight : Aomori / Ibaraki / Nebuta

Overview
Itinerary

Day 1 (Arrival)

Aomori Station

Aomori City Tour


Day 2 (Aomori – Takayama Inari Shrine – Nebuta Museum)

Takayama Inari Taisha

Takayama Inari Shrine

Takayama Inari Shrine sits on a small hill overlooking the Sea of Japan in Tsugaru City, Aomori Prefecture. The shrine has long been a familiar sight to the local people, who worshiped it to pray for a good harvest, safety at sea, and prosperous business. The shrine is proud of its “Senbon-torii,” or thousand torii. They can be compared to a dragon ascending to the sky

Nebuta Museum

Nebuta Museum

This facility introduces the preservation and transmission of the Aomori Nebuta Festival and Aomori’s unique traditional culture. The Nebuta Museum introduces the origins and history of the Nebuta Festival and the history of the town, using easy-to-understand videos and artwork.


Day 3 (Lake Towada – Oriase George)

Lake Towada

Lake Towada

Lake Towada is one of Japan’s leading autumn leaf colouring spots, with the lake reflecting the surrounding mountains, which all turn red at the same time, creating a fantastic atmosphere. Enjoy this beautiful autumn foliage from the observatory and from a sightseeing boat

Oirase George

The Oirase Gorge

The Oirase Gorge is a tourist attraction that has been awarded two stars in the Michelin Green Guide. The Oirase Gorge is part of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park. It has clear streams, mossy rocks, and is surrounded by forest of deciduous broad-leaved trees. The 14-kilometre-long mountain stream offers a series of spectacular views wherever you walk!


Day 4 (Kakunodate Samurai ResidenceLake Tazawa)

Kakunodate

Kakunodate Samurai Residence

Kakunodate is a castle town that flourished during the Edo period and is known as ‘Michinoku’s Little Kyoto’. It is a popular tourist attraction, visited by many Japanese and foreign tourists alike. The main street of the samurai residences has been designated a national Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings and is protected as a cultural asset.

Tazawa Lake

Lake Tazawa

Lake Tazawa is a nearly circular lake with a circumference of approximately 20 kilometers. With a depth of 423.4 meters, it is the deepest lake in Japan. The beautiful cobalt blue surface of the lake has the power to attract the viewer.


Day 5 (Geibikei・GenbikeiMotsu-ji・Chuson-ji)

Genbikei

Geibikei・Genbikei

Geibikei, one of the 100 most scenic spots in Japan. Boatmen sing ‘Geibikei Oiwake’ in beautiful harmony with the sound of clear water. Genbikei  is a beautiful place to enjoy the beauty of the gorge in autumn leaf colour. Known for its ‘flying dango’. Try the dango and tea, delivered in baskets from a shop on the opposite bank.

Chuson ji

Motsu-ji・Chuson-ji

Chuson-ji was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 2011. It is famous for its gorgeous, golden Konjikido (Golden Hall). Like Chuson-ji, Motsu-ji is also registered as a World Heritage Site. The beautiful garden and temple remains from Heian era,   It is a rare temple in Japan with two national designations: ‘Special Historic Site’ and ‘Special Place of Scenic Beauty’.


Day 6 (MatsushimaGinzan Onsen)

Matsushima

Matsushima

Together with Amanohashidate in Kyoto and Miyajima in Hiroshima, Matsushima is one of the three most scenic spots in Japan. Some 260 islands of various sizes float in Matsushima Bay. The beauty of the area can be seen from land and from the boat. The tour also includes a visit to Zuiganji Temple, the family temple of Date Masamune, who settled the area.

Ginzan Onsen

Ginzan Onsen

Ginzan Onsen offers a retro landscape that makes you feel as if you have stepped back in time. In the hot-spring resort, where wooden inns line both banks of the Ginzan River, gas lamps are lit at dusk, creating a nostalgic Japanese atmosphere. It looks like the setting for the film ”Spirited Away”.


Day 7 (Zao Fox VillageGoshikinuma Ponds)

Zao Fox Village

Zao Fox Village

Over 100 foxes welcome you! The only zoo in Japan where you can see many rare species of foxes.  It is one of the few zoos in the world where foxes are free-range and visitors can feed them. It also  has a petting zoo where visitors can interact with foxes, rabbits, goats and ponies.

Goshikinuma

Goshikinuma Ponds

Recognised by the Michelin Green Guide 1 star in 2016. It is known as the ‘Mysterious Lakes and Marshes’, a magical place with different colours depending on the swamp: emerald green, cobalt blue, turquoise blue, emerald blue and pastel blue.


Day 8 (Ouchi-juku)

Ouchi Juku

Ouchi-juku

Ouchi-juku is an inn town that opened around the 17th century and has been selected as one of the country’s important traditional buildings. The streets lined with thatched-roof houses remind visitors of the Edo period, and there is also a space where daily utensils and sunken hearths that convey the customs of the time are on display, making visitors feel as if they have stepped back in time.


Day 9 Nikko (Lake and Falls) – Nikko Edomura

Yuno Lake Nikko

Nikko (Lake and Falls)

Autumn is the season when Nikko shines most beautifully. You will enjoy Lake Chuzenji with its beautiful autumn leaves, the 97-meter-high Kegon Falls, one of the three most famous waterfalls in Japan, and the Ryuzu Falls, known as one of the best places to view the autumn leaves..

Nikko Edo wonderland

Edo Wonderland, Nikko Edomura

Step back in time to 17th century Japan and explore the beauty, culture and interesting characters of the Edo Era. Enjoy delicious food, fun activities and a variety of entertaining performances. While in town be sure to check out all the theatres, try out Edo-period cuisine and occupations, and before you know it you’ll be a real Edo citizen!


Day 10 (Nikko Toshogu Shrine)

Nikko Toshugu Shrine

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

The World Heritage Site Nikko Toshogu Shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu. The 55 buildings on the shrine grounds, including 8 national treasures and 34 important cultural properties, are a sight to behold in all their splendor and beauty. The buildings are decorated with lacquer and exquisite colors by master craftsmen from all over Japan, and the pillars are adorned with numerous carvings.


Day 11

See you in another trip !

Tokyo Haneda

Airport Transfer

 

Maps
Meals

Nebutano no Kuni Takahisa

Nebuta No Kani Takakyu

Nebuta No Kani Takakyu

Live Tsugaru shamisen and Nebuta musical performances are played daily, and the atmosphere of the Nebuta Festival is lively all year round. Please take your time to enjoy the performance and have a good time while drinking and eating


Sakura no Sato

Sakura No Sato

Sakura no Sato

Our restaurant offers typical Akita flavors such as Inaniwa udon and Hinai Jidori chicken. Among them, the “Original Hinai Jidori Oyako-don”, the first of its kind in Kakunodate, is a superb dish. Please try the mellow oyako-don made with three eggs and meat from Hinai Jidori chicken.


Gyutansumiyaki Rikyu

Gyutan

Gyutansumiyaki Rikyu

Slowly simmered beef tail soup and fiber-rich barley rice. Spicy namban miso and pickled seasonal vegetables, and a generous serving of oshinko pickles. And juicy, chewy grilled beef tongue. The beef tongue set meal is a perfect combination and allows you to fully enjoy the “specialties” of the beef tongue restaurant.


Ouchi-juku Misawaya

Misawaya

Ouchi-juku Misawaya

The World Heritage Site Nikko Toshogu Shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu. The 55 buildings on the shrine grounds, including 8 national treasures and 34 important cultural properties, are a sight to behold in all their splendor and beauty. The buildings are decorated with lacquer and exquisite colors by master craftsmen from all over Japan, and the pillars are adorned with numerous carvings.


The Ritz-Carlton Nikko (Breakfast)

Ritz-carlton Breakfast

The Ritz-Carlton Nikko

Enjoy a breakfast richly prepared with ingredients from Tochigi Prefecture while basking in the pleasant morning light streaming in from the open-air terrace. A variety of carefully prepared dishes are displayed in a special wooden box that resembles a jewelry box.


Ishibashi

Sukiyaki beef

Ishibashi

Ishibashi has been loved by people since 1877. You can enjoy the best sukiyaki, which is grilled with the skillful techniques of the proprietress and waitresses. The thick, large-sized meat is served with the best Japanese beef of the day. The sukiyaki sauce is a secret recipe that has been handed down since the restaurant’s founding.


Tempura Shimomura

Shimomura Restaurant

Tempura Shimomura

The World Heritage Site Nikko Toshogu Shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu. The 55 We serve tempura using carefully selected seasonal and delicious ingredients. Please enjoy it at our restaurant quietly located in a residential area full of downtown atmosphere.


 Sushi Kanesaka

Kaneshaka Restaurant

 Sushi Kanesaka

Edo-mae sushi restaurant visited by many gourmet from Japan and abroad. Please enjoy your meal at the counter where you can watch the owner’s skillful techniques and beautiful workmanship.

Hotel*

*Choose one type of hotel each day

Art Hotel Aomori

Top-class facilities and services. State-of-the-art security systems. We promise you an overflowing sense of excitement. High-quality, prestigious rooms with a beautiful night view. Spend a truly relaxing moment in a luxurious space.

 

Ana Intercontinental Appi Kogen

All rooms at the ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort are Club Rooms. All rooms are on the slopes view, and you can feel the magnificent scenery of the four seasons. The refined service that InterContinental has cultivated over its long history will make your stay luxurious and blissful.


Tsunagi-Onsen Shikitei

The 12.5-mat Japanese-style room with an open-air bath and twin bed room has been used by many guests as Shiki-Tei’s top guest room. With a capacity of eight guests, it is popular with three generations and female groups.

 

Matsushima Sakan Shouan

An extraordinary world without hustle and bustle. This corner room on the 1st floor is the only room with bed in Shouan. It is 12.5-tatami mats large, spacious and comfortable. Monopolize the beautiful sceneries of Matsushima here through the big window and revel in the luxurious, sophisticated time.


Kaminoyama-Onsen Meigetsuso

Renewed in March 2021. This is the only Japanese/Western-style room with a bedroom that offers a beautiful view of the Zao Federation. The half-open-air bath in the guest room is a rock bath carved out of Zao stone.e.

 

Aizu Ryokan Higahsiyama Onsen Mukaitaki

Mukaitaki continues its tradition of providing its guests with the quintessential Japanese ryokan experience. Upon passing through the entrance of Mukaitaki, one feels as though suddenly transported back through time to a more sophisticated yet uncomplicated era.


The Ritz-Carlton Nikko

The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Chuzenji in Oku-Nikko. Experience a little luxury in the elegant yet minimalist design of the restaurant and spa, and in the hotel rooms overlooking Lake Chuzenji and Mt. Nantai

 

Nikko Kanaya Hotel

Nikko Kanaya Hotel is the oldest resort hotel in Japan, opened in 1873 and loved by lots of renowned people. The hotel has been registered as Registered Tangible Cultural Properties. Japanese culture and western culture are well blended into the hotel, which allow you an incredible experience.


Transport / Luggage

COACH

  • Drivers’ working hours are regulated by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Driver’s daily working hours may not exceed 12 hours, including leaving/returning/standby time (average service hours: 08.00 – 20.00)
  • <10 pax use Hi-Ace (8 seats & 8 luggages);
  • <15 pax use Micro (15 seats & 15 luggages);
  • > 15 pax use Medium (25 seats & 25 luggages)
  • >20 pax use Large (45 seats & 36 luggages)

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Annotations

TOUR ANNOTATION:

HOTEL

  • Per person price on twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • Please kindly note that we may not always be able to accommodate your room request, as it depends on room availability at the respective hotel

REMARKS:

  • CHD with Bed (2-6 years old)       : 100% tour fee
  • CHD without Bed (< 6 years old) : 50% tour fee
  • Infant (0-24 months)                      : Free (no bed; no meal)

OTHERS

  • Price is subject to change without prior notice due to hotel rate fluctuation
  • Itinerary may be altered or omitted depending on weather and road conditions
  • Booking confirmation subject to room availability. No reservation has been made at this moment
  • Booking and cancellation notice must be received 15 workdays or more prior to the starting date of the tour, during HANATOUR JAPAN office hours

***In relation to the COVID19 pandemic, there might be some unforeseen changes in the itinerary and pricing.

Cancelation

CANCEL:

  • 15 or more workdays prior to arrival date – No charge
  • 7-14 workdays prior to the arrival date – 20% of tour fee
  • 0-6 workdays prior to the arrival date – 100% of tour fee

REMARKS:

  • CHD with Bed (2-6 years old)       : 100% tour fee
  • CHD without Bed (< 6 years old) : 50% tour fee
  • Infant (0-24 months)                      : Free (no bed; no meal)


NOTES!

Important:
The availability status shown is based on availability at the time of request.
All requests are subject to first-come first-served basis.
Please note that no rooms are being held at this point of time.
Availability and rates are fluctuated until reservation is confirmed.

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