10 Autumn Leaves Viewing Sites in Tohoku

Highlights

<u>A three day adventure to Japan's Tohoku (northeast) region to enjoy the autumn scenery in 10 famous spots</u> [Autumn foliage viewing periods] 1. Matsukawa Gorge(mid October to early November) 2. Hachimantai Mountain top: View the carpet of autumn leaves spread beneath your eyes as you travel by ropeway(late September to mid October) 3. Hakkoda Ropeway(at the mountain top: late September to late October; at the foot of the mountain: early to mid October) 4. Jogakura Ohashi Bridge(early to mid October) 5. Oirase Stream:Stunning autumn colors take over an equally beautiful gorge (mid to late October) 6. Lake Towada: Enjoy a cruise around the lake(mid to late October) 7. Hakka Pass(mid to late October) 8. Genbikei Gorge(late October) 9. Hiraizumi(late October to early November) 10. Naruko Gorge(late October to late November) ※This course is planned according to the best viewing period in previous years, but this does not guarantee that this year will be the same and could be slightly later or earlier. In addition, we may decide to shorten/skip places on the itinerary if the schedule is running significantly late due to unforeseen circumstances. ※Peak autumn leaves viewing period could be before/after the tour day depending on the weather/climate. The tour will go ahead regardless. <u>Stay 2 nights in the hotels with onsen</u> ・1st night: Ajigasawa-Kogen Onsen・Rockwood Hotel & Spa - Our Highest Rank Hotel ・2nd night: Shizukuishi Takakura Onsen・Shizukuishi Prince Hotel View spectacular autumn-tinted mountains from 2 different types of transport Hakkoda: Ride a ropeway early in the morning, when it is not crowded! Lake Towada: Cruise on the mysterious lake! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [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 meals or bedding) (if you want to include train seats, meals and bedding for your infant, please apply with the Child price option.) [Attention] *A Japanese-speaking guide is accompanied. Although the tour conductor can speak English or Chinese, they do not translate the guiding. *Hakkoda Ropeway and Lake Towada sightseeing boat cruise may be cancelled according to the weather conditions on your tour day *At the top of Hachimantai: if the best viewing conditions for the autumn foliage has passed (usually late Sep~mid Oct), we may visit a different location at a lower elevation. In addition, from the beginning of November, the “Aspite Line” sightseeing road to the top will be closed due to frozen roads. In that case, the stroll at the summit will be omitted from the schedule. *For the accommodation, in the case of triple rooms for 3 persons, an extra bed/sofa bed will be provided in the twin room. *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.

Itinerary

Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Tokyo Station (Depart 7:56~9:40) -- [Shinkansen "Yamabiko"] -- Morioka Station -- ①Matsukawa Gorge (Stroll / approx. 20 mins) -- ②Hachimantai Mountain top(Enjoy a 360° panoramic view of an autumn-tinted "carpet" / approx. 50 min) -- Ajigasawa-Kogen Onsen (Overnight) ※Stay at a resort hotel overlooking the Tsugaru plains. Enjoy a buffet dinner of about 50 kinds of dishes including local delicacies.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Ajigasawa-Kogen Onsen -- ③Hakkoda Ropeway (View autumn-tinted mountains from the ropeway / approx. 80 mins including the ropeway ride) -- ④Jogakura Ohashi Bridge(Stroll at the longest in Japan arch span bridge with total length of 360m / approx. 15 mins) -- [Hakkoda Gold Line] -- ⑤Oirase Stream(Enjoy the contrast of autumn leaves reaching over the water and the stream / approx. 40 mins) -- ⑥Lake Towada (View the autumn colors of the mountains from the excursion boat / approx. 50 mins) -- ⑦Hakka Pass(Overview Lake Towada from the observation deck / approx. 15 mins) -- Shizukuishi Takakura Onsen(Overnight)

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Shizukuishi Takakura Onsen -- ⑧Genbikei Gorge(View the strangely shaped rocks / approx. 30 mins) -- ⑨Hiraizumi(Stroll around the part of ancient Mutsu Province ※Chuson-ji Temple, Golden Hall requires admission fee, JPY800, separate cost/ approx. 120 mins) -- ⑩Naruko Gorge(Visit one of the famous autumn leaves viewing spots in Tohoku region / approx. 50 mins) -- Sendai Station -- [Shinkansen "Yamabiko"] -- Tokyo Station (Arrive 19:20~21:00)



location Tokyo

Detail

Departure place

Tokyo

Meeting Time

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Destination

Tohoku, Aomori, Miyagi (Sendai), Iwate

Language
  • 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

2 Person(s)

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