Best of Northern Japan - 13 days

Fine Cuisine, Temples and Hot Springs

This unique tour will lead you to the most beautiful spots of Tohoku (Northern Japan). You will first start in Tokyo and soon head to Nikko. Nikko's colorful shrines and temples and its national park offer visitors a wonderful combination of both Japanese history and natural beauty. The next day to will take a train to Aizu-Wakamatsu. This castle town is well known for its sake and samurai tradition because the Aizu clan remained loyal to the shogun even after the feudal leader was removed from power during the Meiji Restoration in 1868. While staying in Aizu-Wakamatsu we suggest you visit Ouchijuku a beautiful post town, Tsuruga Castle and Aizu Bukeyashiki (a large reconstructed samurai house), Suehiro Sake Brewery,... During the last day of your stay in Aizu-Wakamatsu, you will explore the beautiful and off the beaten path area of Urabandai by charter taxi. The taxi drivers are very knowledgeable and can introduce you to the tasty food spots that only locals know about. Your next destination will be Matsushima to appreciate one of the most beautiful views of the country. After breakfast, you will head to the mysterious temple of Yamadera. Today’s highlight after climbing about 1000 steps will be the Godaido Hall. After some good sleep, you will then head to Ginzan Onsen to rest in its hot spring baths. From Ginzan Onsen you will take a bus and a train to Kakunodate a small and traditional samurai town. Finally, it will be time to reach Nyuto Onsen: one of the most beautiful Japanese hot spring resort.

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Custom tour
Open - Custom Tour
12 nights, 13 days
Minimum of 2 guests
Breakfasts: 12
Lunches: 0
Dinner: 9
Airport Pick-up and Orientation at your arrival. Private Local Guide in Ouchijuku on Day 4. Detailed materials will be provided as well as support from our experts in Japan will be available for this independent tour. No tour leader is supplied.
-Nikko Temples
-Aizu-Wakamatsu: Deep Japan
-Matsushima Bay
-Yamadera Temple
-Ginzan Hot Spring
-Nyuto Onsen
Age restrictions: Everyone younger than 20 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Varied Japanese Cuisine
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