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Rural Charms of Northern Japan 10 Days
Hiraizumi Chusonji Temple
Rural Charms of Northern Japan 10 Days
Kakunodate Samurai House
Rural Charms of Northern Japan 10 Days
Matsushima
Rural Charms of Northern Japan 10 Days
Nikko Toshogu Shrine
Rural Charms of Northern Japan 10 Days
Lake Tazawako
Rural Charms of Northern Japan 10 Days
Yamadera

Tour Descriptions

Itinerary

Tokyo to Nikko

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Nikko Hoshinoyado ( Japanese Style )

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Nikko Hoshinoyado

The Nikko Hoshinoyado offers a restaurant and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Nikko Hoshinoyado features hot springs. This hot springs ryokan also offers multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and a garden. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Nikko Hoshinoyado has designated areas for smoking.

Nearby.....
-Rinno-ji Temple
-Kosugi Hoan Memorial Nikko Art Museum
-Nikko Temple

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Afternoon
Guided tour of Nikko and Nikko Toshogu
Evening
Check into Hotel

Transfer by limited express train to Nikko from Tokyo. Privately guided tour of Nikko, including a visit Toshogu Shrine, a World Heritage site built in the early 17th century for Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa. Stay at a deluxe hotel for a night.

Aizu

Breakfast
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Okawaso ( Japanese Style )

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Okawaso
Morning
[Aizu]
Afternoon
Free at your leisure or Visit thatched roof houses and Aizu Sake Museum
Evening
Check into a ryokan

Transfer by local train to Aizu and enjoy a rural scenery from a train window. Afternoon at your leisure. Visit thatched roof houses and a sake brewery. Stay at a deluxe ryokan for a night.

Kaminoyama Onsen, Yamagata

Breakfast
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Tsukioka Hotel ( Japanese Style )

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Tsukioka Hotel
Morning
Afternoon
Kaminoyama Onsen - Japanese Hot Springs
Evening
Check into ryokan

Kaminoyama Onsen, Yamagata Transfer by bullet train to Kaminoyama Onsen, a peaceful hot spring town with a scenic view of Zao mountains. Stay at a deluxe ryokan for a night.

Yamadera, Yamagata

Breakfast

Tsuruno-Yu Matsushima-Kan ( Western Style )

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Tsuruno-Yu Matsushima-Kan
Morning
Private guided tour of Yamadera - Risshakuji Temple
Afternoon
Evening
Check into a ryokan

Yamadera, Yamagata Privately guided tour by a private car to Yamadera, a prominent sacred temple of Tohoku area, hanging on the cliff. Move to Matsushima. Stay at a deluxe ryokan for two nights.

Matsushima

Breakfast

Tsuruno-Yu Matsushima-Kan ( Western Style )

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Tsuruno-Yu Matsushima-Kan
Morning
Private guided tour of Matsushima
Afternoon
Boat ride and zen temple visit
Evening
Return to ryokan

Matsushima Privately guided tour of Matsushima, including a sightseeing boat ride and a visit to a historical Zen temple. Enjoy a ryokan stay facing picturesque Matsushima Bay, which has been said to be one of the Japan's three most scenic spots. Fresh seafoods are beautifully cooked and served.

Hanamaki Onsen

Breakfast
Evening
Check into a ryokan

Hanamaki Onsen Morning at your leisure at Matsushima and Sendai. Transfer by bullet train to Hanamaki Onsen, a thriving hot spring town surrounded by pine forest. Stay at a deluxe ryokan for two nights.

Hiraizumi

Breakfast
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Morning
Private guided tour of Hiraizumi
Afternoon
Visit Chusonji Temple
Evening
Return to ryokan

Hiraizumi Privately guided tour to Hiraizumi. including a visit Chusonji Temple, a large scale temple with eighteen temple buildings. One of them, Konjikido, is covered with spectacular golden leaves.

Kakunodate

Breakfast

Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate ( Western Style )

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Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate

Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate is an excellent stay any time of the year. The rooms are stocked to make sure you have everything you need to have a relaxing stay. The onsite restaurant and shops are sure to have something to satisfy you before or at the end of your day.

Near by.......
-Atago Shrine
-Ryugan-ji Temple
-Mt. Kannon

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Morning
Afternoon
Sightseeing
Evening
Check into hotel

Kakunodate Transfer by bullet train to Kakunodate. Explore the picturesque castle town, called "small Kyoto in Tohoku". Visit old samurai houses and local craft shops. Stay at a superior hotel with local flair for one night.

Nyuto Onsen

Breakfast

Hotel Morinokaze Tazawako ( Western Style )

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Hotel Morinokaze Tazawako

Hotel Morinokaze Tazawako features hot springs and a sauna. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.
This hot springs hotel also offers gift shops/newsstands, ski storage, and coffee/tea in the lobby. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Near by.......
-Tazawako Ski Resort
-Gozanoishi Shrine
-Kansagu Ukiki Shrine

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Morning
[ Akita ]
Afternoon
Nyuto Onsen Tazawako Lake
Evening
Check into a ryokan

Nyuto Onsen Transfer by local train & bus to Nyuto Onsen hot spring area. Tazawako Lake is situated near Nyuto Onsen. Relax at one of the best secluded hot springs in Japan. Stay at a historical ryokan for one night.

Tokyo

Breakfast
Morning
Free at your leisure Enjoy a morning hike
Afternoon

Transfer back to Tokyo Morning at your leisure. Take an easy hike. Then, transfer back to Tokyo.

▪Important Notice▪
*Itinerary and hotels are subject to change or cancellation without notice. No refund will be owed for any changes or cancellations if the tour still occurs.
*Complimentary airport/hotel transfers are for designated airports only, on the designated tour arrival/departure date only.
*Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour. Please make a note that your bus and tour guide may be changed once other groups join the tour.
*B : Breakfast   L : Lunch   D : Dinner
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 9 meals
Day
Day 1

Tokyo to Nikko

Afternoon
Guided tour of Nikko and Nikko Toshogu
Evening
Check into Hotel

Transfer by limited express train to Nikko from Tokyo. Privately guided tour of Nikko, including a visit Toshogu Shrine, a World Heritage site built in the early 17th century for Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa. Stay at a deluxe hotel for a night.

Nikko Hoshinoyado or similar

Day 2

Aizu

Breakfast
Morning
[Aizu]
Afternoon
Free at your leisure or Visit thatched roof houses and Aizu Sake Museum
Evening
Check into a ryokan

Transfer by local train to Aizu and enjoy a rural scenery from a train window. Afternoon at your leisure. Visit thatched roof houses and a sake brewery. Stay at a deluxe ryokan for a night.

Okawaso or similar

Day 3

Kaminoyama Onsen, Yamagata

Breakfast
Morning
[ Yamagata ]
Afternoon
Kaminoyama Onsen - Japanese Hot Springs
Evening
Check into ryokan

Kaminoyama Onsen, Yamagata Transfer by bullet train to Kaminoyama Onsen, a peaceful hot spring town with a scenic view of Zao mountains. Stay at a deluxe ryokan for a night.

Tsukioka Hotel or similar

Day 4

Yamadera, Yamagata

Breakfast
Morning
Private guided tour of Yamadera - Risshakuji Temple
Afternoon
Evening
Check into a ryokan

Yamadera, Yamagata Privately guided tour by a private car to Yamadera, a prominent sacred temple of Tohoku area, hanging on the cliff. Move to Matsushima. Stay at a deluxe ryokan for two nights.

Tsuruno-Yu Matsushima-Kan or similar

Day 5

Matsushima

Breakfast
Morning
Private guided tour of Matsushima
Afternoon
Boat ride and zen temple visit
Evening
Return to ryokan

Matsushima Privately guided tour of Matsushima, including a sightseeing boat ride and a visit to a historical Zen temple. Enjoy a ryokan stay facing picturesque Matsushima Bay, which has been said to be one of the Japan's three most scenic spots. Fresh seafoods are beautifully cooked and served.

Tsuruno-Yu Matsushima-Kan or similar

Day 6

Hanamaki Onsen

Breakfast
Evening
Check into a ryokan

Hanamaki Onsen Morning at your leisure at Matsushima and Sendai. Transfer by bullet train to Hanamaki Onsen, a thriving hot spring town surrounded by pine forest. Stay at a deluxe ryokan for two nights.

Hotel Shidotaira Ryokan Iwate or similar

Day 7

Hiraizumi

Breakfast
Morning
Private guided tour of Hiraizumi
Afternoon
Visit Chusonji Temple
Evening
Return to ryokan

Hiraizumi Privately guided tour to Hiraizumi. including a visit Chusonji Temple, a large scale temple with eighteen temple buildings. One of them, Konjikido, is covered with spectacular golden leaves.

Hotel Shidotaira Ryokan Iwate or similar

Day 8

Kakunodate

Breakfast
Morning
Afternoon
Sightseeing
Evening
Check into hotel

Kakunodate Transfer by bullet train to Kakunodate. Explore the picturesque castle town, called "small Kyoto in Tohoku". Visit old samurai houses and local craft shops. Stay at a superior hotel with local flair for one night.

Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate or similar

Day 9

Nyuto Onsen

Breakfast
Morning
[ Akita ]
Afternoon
Nyuto Onsen Tazawako Lake
Evening
Check into a ryokan

Nyuto Onsen Transfer by local train & bus to Nyuto Onsen hot spring area. Tazawako Lake is situated near Nyuto Onsen. Relax at one of the best secluded hot springs in Japan. Stay at a historical ryokan for one night.

Hotel Morinokaze Tazawako or similar

Day 10

Tokyo

Breakfast
Morning
Free at your leisure Enjoy a morning hike
Afternoon

Transfer back to Tokyo Morning at your leisure. Take an easy hike. Then, transfer back to Tokyo.

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