Autumn Colors in Tohoku


Visit 8 popular autumn leaves viewing spots in the Tohoku region (northeastern Japan.) Explore Oirase Gorge, Lake Towada, Hakkoda Mountains and much more! 1. Genbikei (Best viewing period: Mid Oct~Early Nov): A famous ravine in Iwate prefecture that extends for 2km. Designated a Place of Scenic Beauty and Natural Monument. 2. Chuson-ji Temple, Hiraizumi (Best viewing period: Late Oct~Early Nov): A buddhist temple located in Iwate prefecture, registered as a World Heritage Site. Entrance to the Konjikido Golden Hall costs JPY800. 3. Mt. Hachimantai (Best viewing period: Late Sep~Early Oct): Enjoy stunning 360 degree panoramic views where the leaves have turned a deep red color. 4. Nakano Maple Mountain (Best viewing period: Mid to late Oct): A famous autumn colors spot. A must visit. 5. Jogakura Ohashi Bridge (Best viewing period: Mid Oct): A beautiful 360m arch bridge at the foot of the Hakkoda Mountains. 6. Oirase Gorge (Best viewing period: Mid to late Oct): Take a walk along the ravine surrounded by autumn colors. 7. Lake Towada (Best viewing period: Mid to late Oct): The largest caldera lake on the Japanese mainland. 8. Hakka Pass (Best viewing period: Mid to late Oct): View autumn colors from an observation point. *The best viewing periods at each location could be earlier or later than the dates stated above. *Depending on the conditions at each location, time may be adjusted and/or the itinerary may be altered. *If a departure date is confirmed, the tour will go ahead regardless of the conditions of the autumn leaves. Accommodation will either be Art Hotel Aomori (Formerly Aomori Washington Hotel) or a similar standard hotel in Aomori city. We will handle the allocation of the accommodation. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [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 [Attention] Hachimantai 1. At Hachimantai, we will take you to the area with the best autumn colors on the day (this could be at the mountain top, halfway up or at the foot.) 2. The highland road to the summit will be closed around the beginning of November due to the effects of freezing temperatures. Should it be closed on your tour day, we will visit an alternative autumn leaves spot. Other *Guests who booked one room for two might be separated into two single rooms. *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. *For the smooth operation of the group tour, we are responsible for allocating the seating for the transportation (bus, trains etc.) used during the tour and at facilities where seats are designated. *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 (Depart 7:30~8:30) [Shinkansen Yamabiko] Sendai Station ① Genbikei (Stroll/30 mins) ② Chuson-ji Temple, Hiraizumi (Stroll/60 mins . *Entrance to the Konjikido Golden Hall costs JPY800) ③ Mt. Hachimantai (Stroll/50 mins) Aomori city (Overnight) *Dinner features local Aomori specialties.

  • Hotel: Art Hotel Aomori / Hotel Sunroute Aomori / Hotel Route-Inn Aomori Ekimae / Hotel Aomori / Hotel 2135 / Hotel Neo Pal Aomori / Hotel JAL City Aomori / Richmond Hotel Aomori / Aomori Green Park Hotel / Aomori Green Park Hotel Annex / APA Hotel Aomori-Ekihigashi / Hotel Crown Palais Aomori / Aomori Center Hotel / Toyoko Inn Aomori Station Front / Daiwa Roynet Hotel Aomori

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Aomori city ④ Nakano Maple Mountain (Stroll/30 mins) ⑤ Jogakura Ohashi Bridge, Hakkoda Mountains (Stroll/15 mins) ⑥ Oirase Gorge (Stroll/45 mins) ⑦ Lake Towada (Stroll/50 mins) ⑧ Hakka Pass (Stroll/15 mins) Sendai Station [Shinkansen Yamabiko] Tokyo Station (Schedule 20:30~22:00)

location Tokyo


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Tohoku, Aomori

  • English

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

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)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition
The prices may vary depending on number of participants and other conditions.