Japan’s Northern Honshu Tohoku Prefecture Tours & Travel | September 2022

14 Days
  • Traditional rustic ryokan in Nyuto Onsen
  • Hirosaki Castle, considered to be one of Japan’s most beautiful castles
  • Karamon Gate of the Nikko Toshogu Shrine in Nikko
  • Japan-Hot-soup
  • Noodle and broth dish
  • The lovely thatched houses of Miyama no Sato, Honshu, Japan
  • Emerald lake of Okama crater
  • Traditional ryokan in the mountains of eastern Akita Prefecture
  • Traditional houses, Honshu, Japan
  • Samurai demonstration, Northern Honshu, Japan
  • Display at the Bukeyashiki Samurai Residence
  • Nisshinkan Samurai School

As one of the least densely populated areas of Japan, Tohoku is known for its beautiful mountainous scenery, virgin beech forests, volcanic peaks and lakes. We’ll enjoy gentle hiking at Goshikinuma, a cluster of five volcanic lakes, each with its unique colour, ranging from reddish-green to cobalt blue; and at Shirakami Sanchi, the largest virgin beech forest in East Asia, and a UNESCO listed area.

In fact, this region is home to three UNESCO-listed sites, the most impressive being the vast array of temples in Nikko, where 103 of the buildings and structures as well as their natural setting has been declared a World Heritage site. On our travels, we’ll stay in a mix of hotels and traditional Ryokans, some with naturally occurring hot spring baths on site.

Join us for a step away from modern life, to wander amongst breathtaking natural beauty and to gain a fantastic insight into Japanese history, culture and traditional customs.


  1. Rustic villages over 300 years old
  2. Kakunodate, the “samurai town”
  3. UNESCO listed Chuson-Ji with its gold plated temple
  4. Hirosaki and Tsuruga Castles
  5. Nikko with its UNESCO listed temples
  6. Pristine hiking in mountainous scenery
  7. The hospitality of traditional ryokan stays
23 September 2022
DURATION 14 days
TOUR COST $8,990 plus airfares
All transportation as per itinerary
Twin-share accommodation
Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
Meals as listed on the itinerary
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
Experienced English speaking local tour guide
Escorted by an Australian host (subject to minimum number of 10 clients)


    • Combine with our Japan in Autumn and save $1,000 pp across both tours
    • Tour cost excludes international flights
    • Tours depart with minimum of 4 clients
    • No more than 16 clients on any trip
    • Tour extensions – before or after tour extensions can be arranged on your behalf
    • International flights can be arranged by Blue Dot Travel
    • To book and reserve your place on a tour, a deposit of $500 and a completed booking form is required