The Summer Festivals of Tohoku: Aomori Nebuta, Akito Kanto, Sendai Tanabata & Yamagata Hanagasa


・Visit the four biggest festivals in the Tohoku (northeastern Japan) region. ・Stay at some of the region's leading hot spring resorts for three nights! ・In addition to the festivals, the tour will stop by popular sightseeing destinations like Kakunodate and Lake Tazawa. Kakunodate: An area famous for its well-preserved samurai district often nicknamed 'Little Kyoto'. Lake Tazawa;: The deepest lake in Japan at 423m. Lake Juniko (Twelve Lakes) area: Cobalt blue water will take your breath away! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Additional information] What's included 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. What's not included Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) What's included in Infant Price (3-5 years old) Bus seats only (no train seats, meals or bedding.) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Attention] About the itinerary *Dinner on Day 2 and 3 will be early around 16:00 before the start of the festivals. *We will arrive at our accommodation on Day 1 and 2 late at around 22:30~23:30. Depending on traffic, we could arrive as late as midnight. *At Aomori Winery Hotel (Day 1), if there are 3 guests booked for one room, an extra bed/sofa bed will be provided in the twin room or guests will be separated into two rooms. If there are 4 guests booked for one room, two twin rooms may be used. *There are no reserved seats on the Gono Line so you may not be able to sit down. Furthermore, the section of the journey ridden may differ from the one planned in the itinerary. Although the train runs along the coast of the Sea of Japan, parts of the journey will be inland. *The tour will go ahead in the rain while the festivals are subject to cancellation if there is bad weather around. If the festival(s) are cancelled after the tour has departed, unfortunately there will be no refund. General points *Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. *The order of the itinerary is subject to change. *This tour is operated with a mix of Japanese and foreign passengers. *Seat allocations for trains: Due to the seating layout and reservation situation, even if you booked the tour as a group or a pair, your seats may not be next to or close to each other. *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 (Dinner Box)
  • Light meal: 0
  • Tokyo station (Depart 9:08~10:44) -- [Shinkansen Yamabiko] -- Morioka Station -- Aomori (View the Nebuta festival from your seats) -- Owani Onsen Village (Overnight)

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1 (Lunch Box)
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Owani Onsen Village -- Ajigasawa Station -- JR Gono Line (Board a local train / Non-reserved seat) -- Senjōjiki Station -- Lake Juniko (Twelve Lakes), Shirakami-Sanchi (Stroll around the area including the mysterious Aoike) -- Akita (View the Kanto festival from your seats) -- Tazawako Kogen Onsen (Overnight) *Plaza Hotel Sanrokuso or Komagatake Grand Hotel

  • Hotel: Plaza Hotel Sanrokuso or Komagatake Grand Hotel

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Tazawako Kogen Onsen -- Lake Tazawa -- Kakunodate (Explore the well-preserved samurai district/local Inaniwa udon noodle lunch) -- Tendo Onsen (Overnight) *View the Hanagasa festival after early dinner.

Day 4
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Tendo Onsen -- Okama, Zao (Visit) -- Sendai (View the Tanabata festival) -- Sendai Station - [Shinkansen Yamabiko] -- Tokyo Station (Arrive 17:24~19:24)

location Tokyo


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Tohoku, Aomori, Yamagata, Akita, Miyagi (Sendai)

  • English

  • Chinese

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

2 Person(s)

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