Tohoku Highlight 7 days
$1,550 ($1 = 100yen)
Hotel : Tokyo (3 nights), Hiraizumi (1 night), Matsushima (1 night), Zao (1 night)
Transfer : Round trip airport transfers by airport bus.
Tour : Tokyo Morning Tour (Seat in coach)
Train : Tokyo - Ichinoseki, Yamagata - Tokyo (Ordinary Class)
Non-reserved seat for other sections, local bus Yamagata - Zao Onsen(round trip)
Meals : 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
Luggage : Since there is no luggage space on the train, we recommend to leave your main luggage at the hotel in Tokyo.
Day1 TOKYO (ARRIVAL)
Arrive at Narita (Tokyo International Airport).
You will be met by a NTA representative and helped to board an airport bus.
Transfer to hotel by bus. (Travel Time: 85 min.)
Day2 TOKYO (AM : CITY TOUR PM : FREE)
Tokyo Morning Tour (Japan Holiday Tours)
*Meiji Shrine / Tokyo Tower / Imperial East Garden / Ginza (Tour disbands in Ginza)
Return to your accommodation on your own.
Make your own way to Tokyo Station.
Take a bullet train to Ichinoseki and change for a local non-reserved train
to Hiraizumi (Travel Time 180min.).
Free at leisure. Enjoy visiting historical sites such as Motsuji
and Chusonji Temple registered as a World Heritage site.
Accommodation: Hiraizumi Hotel Musashibo (Japanese room)
Day4 HIRAIZUMI – MATSUSHIMA(B)(L)
Transfer to Hiraizumi Station and take a local train to Matsushima.
(Travel Time 100min.)
Upon arrival, transfer to hotel by free shuttle van (Travel Time 2min).
Free at leisure. Matsushima is the general name for a group of some 260 islands,
large and small, that are scattered in the coastal part of Matsushima Bay.
Matsushima’s great view is considered one of the three most beautiful sites in Japan.
Enjoy onsen and Japanese dinner at your accommodation.
Accommodation: Taikanso (Japanese room)
Day5 MATSUSHIMA – SENDAI – YAMADERA – ZAO ONSEN(B)(D)
Local train to Sendai, the largest city in Tohoku region (the Northeastern region).
Visit Aoba Castle by yourself.
Local train to Yamadera. You can see Risshaku-ji (Yamadera) in front of the station.
This temple is one of the prominent temples in Tohoku region,
and was reportedly found in year 860.
The whole Mt. Hoju is the precinct of the temple, where ancient trees grow luxuriantly.
Everywhere in the vast temple area, you can find rock caves and queerly shaped
eroded by wind and water, as well as many other temple buildings,
including the Konpon – chudo. Try 1,100 steps up to the top of Yamadera (Travel Time 45min).
Local train to Yamagata. Local bus to Zao Onsen.
Accommodation : Lucent Takamiya (Japanese room)
Day6 ZAO ONSEN – YAMAGATA – TOKYO(B)
Enjoy hiking, trecking or skiing at Zao National Park depending on the season.
Local bus to Yamagata (Travel Time 25min.).
Transfer back to Tokyo by bullet train (Travel Time 210min.).
Day7 TOKYO (DEPARTURE)
Transfer to Narita (Tokyo International Airport) by airport bus.
(B):Breakfast (L):Lunch (D):Dinner
*Price will be based on Japanese Yen. Subject to change.
*Per person and based on double occupancy.
*Hotel upgrade and meal plan are available with additional fee