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Aomori Escorted Walking Tour - 5 Days

The northernmost region on the island of Honshu, this remote and exotic area has remained largely unexplored by Australian travellers. Aomori is Japan's best kept secret. The few English speakers who have discovered Aomori know it affectionately as The Blue Forest, and it is quickly earning a place on many of globetrotter's itinerary. The prefecture's stunning natural beauty, cultural attractions and archaeological sites make it a major drawcard all year round. Aomori remains unspoiled by mass tourism, and traditional industries such as farming, forestry and fishing still dominate. As such it affords adventurous travellers with a truly authentic Japanese experience long missing from the more well-worn tourist trails. A visit is a must for any serious traveller but be quick, it won't stay a secret for long!

Tour Details

Information

Price: Adult (age 12+)
AUD 1,980
Duration : 4 nights 5 Days
Tour Start : Hachinohe Station (Aomori Pref)
Tour End : Hirosaki Station (Aomori Pref)
Tour Type : Escorted Tour by English Speaking Assistant
Departure Date : Friday, 1 May 2020
Includes:
  • 4 Nights accommodation (inc 2 nights farm stay)
  • 4 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners
  • JR East Tohoku area pass (Covers most of transport from/to Tokyo)
  • Englis speaking assistant during the tour
Exclusions :
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Air Ticket

Schedule

Day 1 : 01 May (Fri)
(Meals : D)
Michinoku Coastal Trail from Okuki to Same
Walking distance : 14km
Travel from Tokyo to Hachinohe by train (170 min). You will meet with English speaking assistant at the station. This trail runs along the majestic Pacific Ocean. Here, you can experience the bounties of both forest and sea. From the undulating sunken rocks to the white sands and green pine trees, this route meanders around the Tanesashi coastline whose magnificent scenery varies constantly. The abundant fauna and flora that change with the seasons, such as the black-tailed gulls and rugosa roses, are also an attraction. The gentle path, with few differences in elevation, continues on.
Hotel : Stay in Hachinohe (Hachinohe Segull View Hotel or similar)
Day 2 : 02 May (Sat)
(Meals : B / D)
Oirase Gorge walk from Yakiyama to Lake Towada
Walking distance : 14km
Travel from Hachinohe to Oirase by bus (60 min). Oirase Gorge is a well-known picturesque locale, whether it is in the spring with fresh green leaves, the fall with the gorgeous fall leaves, or the cool summer. The gorge stretches from Nenokuchi on Lake Towada to Yakiyama a total distance of 14 km. Expansive woods blended with numerous waterfalls and the graceful water current give life to the magnificent mountain stream. Hiking in spring and the season of autumn foliage is simply exceptional.
Hotel : Stay in Oirase (Nonohara Yakeyamaso or similar)
Day 3 : 03 May (Sun)
(Meals : B)
Aomori | Leisure-Free
Travel from Oirase to Aomori by bus. Enjoy The Nebuta Warasse where is an interesting museum dedicated to the city's famous Nebuta Matsuri which is held annually in early August. The museum is housed in a unique building covered in red metal slats and stands along Aomori's waterfront district just north of Aomori Station.

In the afternoon, we will travel to Kuroishi to enjoy the old street call "Komise" selected one of the best 100 streets in Japan, features an arcaded shopping area with traditional structures remaining from the Edo Period.

Hotel : Stay in Minami Tsugaru (Keyaki No Yado or similar)
Day 4 : 04 May (Mon)
(Meals : B)
Cherry Blossoms of Hirosaki Castle
We travel to Hirosaki by train, to see one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites.

Starting with the Sakura Tunnel (cherry blossom tunnel) on the west moat, the cherry blossoms of Hirosaki Park enchant visitors with a variety of displays throughout the viewing season. We also visit to castle and garden.

Hotel : Stay in Minami Tsugaru (Keyaki No Yado or similar)
Day 5 : 05 May (Tue)
(Meals : B)
Tour Disbands
After Breakfast, Travel to Hirosaki station and the tour ends.
Hotel : None

Hotel

2 nights at Japanese-style hotel and 2 nights farm stay at Traditional Japanese house.
Keyakino Yado Keyakino Yado Room Keyakino Yado Bath
※ Example images, actual hotels may vary.
DayCityHotel NameHotel Type
1 Hachinohe Hachinohe Segull View Hotel or similar Japanese-style Hotel
2 Oirase Nonohara Yakeyamaso or similar Japanese-style Hotel
3-4 Minami Tsugaru Keyaki No Yado or similar Farm stay (Traditional Japanese house)

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