Tohoku Autumn Leaves Tour: Lake Towada, Oirase Gorge & Hakkoda


Tour around some of the leading autumn leaves attractions in the Tohoku region 1. Lake Towada: Enjoy a cruise around the lake (autumn leaves viewing: mid to late October) 2. Oirase Gorge: Stunning autumn colors take over an equally beautiful gorge (autumn leaves viewing: mid to late October) 3. Hakkoda: View the carpet of autumn leaves spread beneath your eyes as you travel by ropeway (autumn leaves viewing: early to mid October) 4. Lake Tazawa: stroll around the shore of the deepest lake in Japan! (Autumn leaves viewing: mid to late October) 5. Kakunodate: explore the well-preserved samurai districts looking beautiful in the autumn (autumn leaves viewing: mid to late October) Stay in luxury accommodation for 2 nights Night 1: Yuze Hotel, Yuze Onsen - a leading hot spring resort in the Tohoku region, known for its high quality hot spring water known for its skin beautifying properties (top 3 in Japan.) Night 2: Choeikan, Oushuku Onsen - the only hotel in Iwate prefecture that has a constant direct supply of fresh hot spring water that is never reused or heated. Dinner will be centered around Iwate's brand pork hagumi. Round-trip by Shinkansen Hayabusa in the comforts of the Green Car (more space than regular seats) 7 meals included! ・Dinner on Day 2 features a local species of salmon called kokanee. ・Enjoy lunch in beautiful surroundings in Kakunodate on Day 3. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [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] *Travellers in a group of 3 may have to share the rickshaw in Kakunodate with someone they don't know. *The Hakkoda Ropeway will be suspended during bad weather. *Peak autumn leaves viewing period could be before/after the tour day depending on the weather/climate. The tour will go ahead regardless. *Any bus guide that joins this trip can only communicate in Japanese. *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: 1 (Lunch Box)
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Tokyo (Depart 8:40~9:08) -- [Shinkansen Hayabusa, Green Car] -- Hachinohe -- Hakkoda (View the autumn landscape from a ropeway/80 mins) -- Yuze Hotel, Yuze Onsen (Overnight) *The hot spring water is known for its skin beautifying properties.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Yuze Onsen -- Oirase Gorge (A beautiful gorge with a mountain stream running through /50 mins) -- Lake Towada (View autumn leaves from a boat/50 mins) -- Towada Prince Hotel (Western-style dinner featuring a local species of salmon/60 mins) -- Choeikan, Oushuku Onsen (Overnight)  *Enjoy pure 100% hot spring water flowing freely into the baths. Dinner will use an original brand pork from the local area.

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Oushuku Onsen -- Lake Tazawa (Walk along the shore of the deepest lake in Japan/20 mins) -- Kakunodate (a town with well-preserved samurai districts. Explore the town looking in pretty in autumn colors/Ride a rickshaw/15 mins) -- Morioka - [Shinkansen Hayabusa, Green Car] -- Tokyo (Arrive 18:04~19:04)

location Tokyo


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Tohoku, Aomori, Akita

  • 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

14 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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