Overnight at the Lakeside of Towada and Appi Kogen! Autumn Golden Route in Tohoku (Northeast Japan)


Ultimate destinations for autumn leaves viewing in Tohoku. Visit 11 scenic sites! ① Hakka Pass: A sweeping view of Lake Towada from the observatory (Autumn leaves: mid - late Oct.) ② Okuirase Stream: Famous scenic spot of Tohoku (Autumn leaves: mid - late Oct.) ③ Tsuta-numa Pond: Surrounded by virgin beech forest (Autumn leaves: mid - late Oct.) ④ Lake Towada: Forest of beech and Katsura trees (Japanese Judas tree) in autumn colors. (Autumn leaves: mid - late Oct.) ⑤ Hakkoda mountain: Ropeway ride (Autumn leaves: early - mid-Oct.) ⑥ Jogakura Ohashi Bridge: 360-degree panoramic view of the Hakkoda mountain range in an autumn tint (Autumn leaves: early - mid-Oct.) ⑦ Hachimantai mountain top: View autumn leaves from Hachimantai Aspite Line! (Autumn leaves: late Sept. - mid-Oct.) ⑧ A secondary forest of beech trees in Appi plateau. ⑨ Geibikei Gorge: Enjoy the contrast of autumn foliage and the clear waters of streams and waterfalls. (Autumn leaves: late Oct.) ⑩ Chusonji Temple, Hiraizumi: The World Heritage Site, well known as the golden hall. (Autumn leaves: late Sept. - mid-Oct.) ⑪ Naruko Gorge: Ofukazawa Bridge in the autumn tint forest is breathtaking. (Autumn leaves: late Oct. - mid-Nov.) *Viewing season of autumn leaves changes depending on the climate. [Additional information] *Items included in "Infant price" - Bus seats only. *Items 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 for whatever reason. *Items not included – Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours). [Attention] *At Hachimantai, the tour visits the best viewing place for the autumn foliage on the tour day. "Hachimantai Aspite Line", the road to the mountain top, will be closed from early November (date TBD) due to ice. In such a case, the tour goes to analternate place for viewing autumn leaves. *If you booked a room for 3 people, a twin room with an extra bed may be provided. *Please join the tour with comfortable clothes and walking shoes. *The order of the itinerary may be changed according to the traffic or other circumstances on the tour day. *This course is conducted together with Japanese participants. *Seat allocations for airplanes or Shinkansen trains: Due to the structure of the seats, even if you booked the tour as a group or a pair, your seats may not be 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
  • Light meal: 0
  • Tokyo station (Departure 7:30~9:40) [Shinkansen "Hayabusa"] Morioka station-① Hakka Pass (Visit / approx. 15 mins)-② Okuirase Stream (Stroll / approx. 40 mins)-③ Tsuta-numa Pond (Stroll / approx. 30 mins)-Towadakohan Onsen (Overnight) Towadako Lake View Hotel or Hotel Towadaso

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Towadakohan Onsen-④ Lake Towada --Sightseeing boat cruise/approx. 50mins --⑤ Hakkoda Ropeway (Stroll /approx. 90 mins)--⑥ Jogakura Ohashi Bridge (Stroll/approx. 10 mins)--⑦ Hachimantai mountain top (Stroll/approx. 60 mins)--Appi Kogen Onsen (Overnight) APPI Hils Shirakaba-No-Mori or APPI Kogen Onsen Hotel

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Appi Kogen Onsen--⑧ Appi secondary forest of beech trees (Stroll/approx. 30 mins)--⑨ Geibikei Gorge (Stroll/approx. 30 mins)--⑩ Chusonji Temple, Hiraizumi (Visit/approx. 60 mins)--⑪ Naruko Gorge (Stroll/approx. 60 mins)--Sendai station-[Shinkansen "Yamabiko"]--Tokyo station (Arrival 19:40~21:12)

location Tokyo


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Aomori, Iwate, Tohoku

  • English

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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