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Spend seven days exploring the lesser-known northern areas of Japan, the Aomori prefecture and Hakodate City.

Over the course of the trip, you’ll explore the ancient wonders Sannaimaru Ruins of Aomori city.  Then take a trip out to the famous castle town Hirosaki City which was built in 1611.  Also, take on one of the most exciting drives in the world to the top of Mount Iwaki.

Furthermore, you will take the Hakkoda Ropeway to the top of the mountain and head into the Oirase Gorge for an exploratory hike. In Hachinohe City, you’ll visit the morning market, the local shrine and taste sake at a local Japanese Sake Brewery.

At the end of the trip, you will travel by bullet train to Hakodate, a harbor located in the south of Hokkaido. In the evening, take a ropeway to the summit of Mount Hakodate to admire the night views. On your second day in Hakodate, start with tasting freshly caught seafood in the morning market. Also, visit the star-shaped castle ruins of Goryokaku Park and embark on an outdoor adventure in Onuma Quasi-National Park.

  • You can choose to start any time during the year. We will send you final itinerary once all reservation is complete.
  • Tour price varies depending on your hotel preference, number of participants, add-on services etc.
Please contact us on sales@necusto.com or enquire online for detail customized itinerary and tour information. 
DayPlaceHotelRoom typeMeals
Day 1AomoriHotel Aomori or similarStandard twin or double(-/-/-)
Day 2Aomori/Hirosaki/AomoriHotel Aomori or similarStandard twin or double(B/-/-)
Day 3Oirase/Towada/MisawaHoshino Resort AomoriyaJapanese style room(B/-/D)
Day 4Misawa/Hachinohe/MisawaHoshino Resort AomoriyaJapanese style room(B/-/D)
Day 5Misawa/HakodateLa Vista Hakodate Bay or similarStandard twin or double(B/-/-)
Day 6HakodateLa Vista Hakodate Bay or similarStandard twin or double(B/-/-)
Day 7HakodateDeparture(B/-/-)

*Note: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival in Aomori

Travel to Aomori City via domestic flight (1h) or bullet train (3h20min) from Tokyo. Upon arrival, you'll enjoy a half-day tour of the city by private car with your guide. Firstly, explore the Nebuta Museum Warasse. Then visit Maruyama Sannai Ruins, which is one of the largest historical sites in Japan dating back 5500 to 4000 years. Moreover, enjoy lunch on the 14th floor of the Aomori Tourism Centre. Finally, checking your hotel in Aomori city.

Day 2

Day tour to Hirosaki

Meet your driver and guide after breakfast at hotel. Then take a short ride towards the west to Hirosaki City. Upon arrival, you'll visit the famous castle town which was built in 1611. Afterward, visit the Tsugaru-han Neputa Village where you can see traditional folk art. In the afternoon, you'll take a ride on the scenic driving course to Mount Iwaki, stopping at the Iwakiyama Shrine on the way.

Day 3

Oirase Gorge

Check out your hotel this morning. Then you will transfer to Mount Hakkoda by private car. Upon arrival, you'll take the Hakkoda Ropeway to the top of the mountain and observe the beautiful view from the top observation platform. Afterward, you'll head to the Oirase Gorge for a two-hour walking tour through the landscape. After a break for lunch in the afternoon, you will take a cruise on Lake Towada before heading to your hotel.

Day 4

Hachinohe

Transfer to a morning market in Hachinohe, where you will have your breakfast. After breakfast, your tour will begin at the Kabushima Shrine, heaven for blacktail seagulls. Afterward, continue to drive along the Sanriku Coast and visit the beautiful Tanesashi Coast & Samekado Lighthouse. After a break for lunch, you'll visit a local Japanese Sake Brewery with a tasting tour in the afternoon. At the end of today, enjoy your dinner at the special show restaurant in the evening.

Day 5

Travel to Hakodate

Check out your hotel this morning and transfer to Hachinohe station. Then catch a bullet train and travel across the Seikan Tunnel to Hakodate city. Upon arrival, you'll explore the harbour that was once a thriving shipping industry, one of the first of its kind in Japan. In the afternoon, you'll visit an old Soma residence. Furthermore, you will explore the Hakodate bay area which offers an expansive vista of the harbor. In the late afternoon, take a ropeway to the summit of Mt. Hakodate for 1 of the 3 best views in Japan.

Day 6

Hakodate

This morning you will start with a light tour in Hakodate Morning Market. This large seafood and souvenir market is the perfect thing to experience whilst in Hakodate. It is also the best place to sample some freshly-caught seafood for breakfast in the form of a typical seafood rice bowl. You'll then visit the star-shaped castle ruins of Goryokaku Park before a break for lunch. In the afternoon, you'll enjoy an outdoor adventure in Onuma Quasi-National Park.

Day 7

Departure

Today you will bid farewell to Hakodate and take a domestic flight to Tokyo in the morning.
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts and 2 dinners at the hotel
  • Private car transportation
  • Bullet train transfer from Aomori to Hakodate
  • Entrance fees
  • Licensed English speaking guides
  • You can choose to start any time during the year. We will send you final itinerary once all reservation is complete.
  • Tour price varies depending on your hotel preference, number of participants, add-on services etc.
Please contact us on sales@necusto.com or enquire online for detail customized itinerary and tour information. 
  • Airport transfer
  • Domestic flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Entry visas/airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Other personal expenses or services not indicated in the itinerary
  • You can choose to start any time during the year. We will send you final itinerary once all reservation is complete.
  • Tour price varies depending on your hotel preference, number of participants, add-on services etc.
Please contact us on sales@necusto.com or enquire online for detail customized itinerary and tour information. 
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    2 - 2 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 2

    Adult ( 2 - 2 Pax ) ¥414,000 ¥410,000 /Person

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