Tohoku Golden Route: Lake Towada, Oirase, Gono Line & Shirakami-Sanchi 'Blue Pond'


Popular route that gives a flavor of what Tohoku is all about Discover the stunning seasonal landscapes of the Tohoku region. *Packed 2-day tour featuring visits to Lake Towada, Oirase, Shirakami-Sanchi 'Blue Pond' and Tsurunomai Bridge. Lake Towada・・・Admire Lake Towada, which borders Aomori and Akita Prefectures, famous for its indigo blue color on the water surface. This is the leading autumn colors spot in the Tohoku region. Take a walk along a mysterious lakeside and see a famous Statue of Maidens. Oirase Keiryu Stream・・・a beauty spot that is wonderful at any time of year. The beautiful stream begins at Nenokuchi on Lake Towada stretching 14km to Yakeyama. Shirakami-Sanchi 'Blue Pond'・・・A mesmerizing blue-colored lake that looks like ink has been dropped into the water. Tsurunomai Bridge・・・Japan’s longest triple arch wooden bridge where you can see Mt. Iwaki. Gono Line・・・Look out onto the Sea of Japan from the local Gono Line train which runs along the coast. The Gono Line is one of the most beautiful train journeys you could do in Japan especially when the sunlight reflects off the surface of the water. Owani Onsenkyo・Aomori Winery Hotel Relax and unwind at an elegant hot spring resort. Enjoy the local cuisine and the open-air bath crafted from Aomori hiba (cypress) wood. [Additional Information] *Tour inclusions: Transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes. None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason. *Items not included: Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) *Items included in “Infant Price”: bus seat only [Attention] *All seats on the Gono Line (day-2) are unreserved so you may not be able to sit down. Furthermore, we may decide to change a part of the journey so that a section of the journey will occur inland. *Accommodation at Owani Onsenkyo Aomori Winery Hotel is as follows: 2-5 person guest rooms: stay in the annex building; 1 person guest rooms: stay in the main building. *Even if your group will have a mix of single room and other rooms, the accommodation buildings will still be separated (you will need to walk around 2 mins through the corridor.) *If your reservation is for 3 people in 1 room, 2 regular beds + extra bed will be provided. For bookings of 4 or more people, 3 regular beds + extra bed will be provided or "Japanese-style" room or 2 twin rooms will be used. *Shinkansen "Hayabusa" may be used for the round trip. *When allocating plane or Shinkansen seats, even if you booked as a group, you may be separated. Even customers who booked for two may not be seated next to each other or sat on the same row. *Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. *Depending on the road conditions on the day, the order of the itinerary may change. *This tour is operated with a mixture of Japanese and foreign guests. *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *The tour end point may be different from the meeting point. Ask the tour conductor on the day. *The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information came into effect on 30 May 2017. Customer information (name, age, gender etc.) may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary entities for the purpose of making tour arrangements. This condition shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer upon completion of the reservation.


Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Tokyo station (Scheduled departure between 7:16~8:30) - [Shinkansen "Hayate"] - Morioka station -- Lake Towada (Free to wander around the lake shore/ approx. 60 mins) -- Oirase Keiryu (Stroll along the stream boasting clear water/approx. 45 mins) - [Hakkoda Gold Line] - Owani Onsenkyo (Overnight) ※Enjoy the Tsugaru-jamisen performance during the dinner ※2-5 person guest rooms: stay in the annex building; 1 person guest rooms: stay in the main building.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Owani Onsenkyo -- Tsurunomai Bridge (Stroll / 60 mins) -- Senjojiki Station - [Gono Line/unreserved seat/approx. 30 mins *The travel section might be changed.] - Fukaura Station -- Juniko Lake, Shirakami-Sanchi (The cobalt blue water of this mysterious lake is a must-see/60 mins) Nihon Canyon (Pass by) -- Kitakami station - [Shinkansen "Yamabiko"] - Tokyo station (Arrive 20:00~22:00)

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Tohoku, Aomori

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Language Support

A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.

Minimum number of participants for operation

25 Person(s)

*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).

Minimum number of participants for booking

1 Person(s)

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