36 days in Aomori Prefecture Itinerary

36 days in Aomori Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minneapolis
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  28 h
1
Aomori
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ajigasawa-machi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Fukaura-machi
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Mutsu
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Misawa
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Minneapolis

9
nights
Aomori

Aomori ©
Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aomori: Kuroishi (Josenji Temple & Kuroishi Fire Brigade 3rd Minute Fire Station), Towada (Mt.Ohanabe Observatory, Itomuka no Irie, &more) and Hirosaki (Hirosaki Food Market, Niji no Mart, Hirosaki Castle, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse, go for a stroll along the water at Aomori Port, make a trip to Aomori Bay Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Aomori Museum of Art.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aomori trip website.

Minneapolis, USA to Aomori is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight, taxi, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Aomori is 15 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Ajigasawa-machi.

Things to do in Aomori

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hirosaki, Goshogawara, Towada, Hirakawa, Kuroishi
Find places to stay May 11 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse ©
Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse
Hirosaki Castle ©
Hirosaki Castle
Sannai-Maruyama Site ©
Sannai-Maruyama Site

4
nights
Ajigasawa-machi

Ajigasawa-machi ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ajigasawa-machi: Ammon Waterfall (in Nishimeya-mura), Tsuruta-machi (Fujimi Lake Park, Tsurunomai Bridge, &more) and Tsugaru (Tsugaru Earth Vellage, Takayamainari Shrine, &more).

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ajigasawa-machi road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Aomori to Ajigasawa-machi takes 1.5 hours. May in Ajigasawa-machi sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fukaura-machi.

Things to do in Ajigasawa-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tsuruta-machi, Tsugaru, Ammon Waterfall
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Tsugaru Earth Vellage ©
Tsugaru Earth Vellage
Tsurunomai Bridge ©
Tsurunomai Bridge
Takayamainari Shrine ©
Takayamainari Shrine

6
nights
Fukaura-machi

Fukaura-machi ©
Fukaura-machi is known for nature, beaches, and baths. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Juniko, explore the striking landscape at Nihon Canyon, enjoy the sand and surf at Koganezaki, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shunkozan Engakuji Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fukaura-machi online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ajigasawa-machi to Fukaura-machi in 1.5 hours. In May in Fukaura-machi, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel to Mutsu.

Things to do in Fukaura-machi

Nature Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Juniko ©
Lake Juniko
Senjyojiki Beach ©
Senjyojiki Beach
Blue Pond ©
Blue Pond

6
nights
Mutsu

Mutsu ©
Mutsu is a city located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 59,807, and a population density of 69.2 persons per km², in 29,304 households. Change things up with these side-trips from Mutsu: Higashidori-mura (Kandachi Horses and Their Habitats, Shiriyazaki, &more), Kazamaura-mura (Dream Oma Railroad Arch Bridge - Memorial Raod & Kazama-mura Squid Center) and Oma-machi (Northernmost Honshu Monument, Omazaki Cape, &more). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Osorezan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mt. Osore Bodaiji Temple, explore the activities along Lake Kawauchi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Osore Sai no Kawara.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mutsu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Fukaura-machi to Mutsu in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Fukaura-machi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mutsu, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Misawa.

Things to do in Mutsu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oma-machi, Higashidori-mura, Sai-mura, Kazamaura-mura, Monomizaki Light House
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Usoriyama ©
Lake Usoriyama
Osorezan ©
Osorezan
Omazaki  Cape ©
Omazaki Cape

8
nights
Misawa

Misawa ©
Misawa is a city located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 39,649, and a population density of 331 persons per km². Get out of town with these interesting Misawa side-trips: Hachinohe (Yodo Pine Grove, Tanesashi Coast, &more) and Towada (Statue of Maidens, Towada Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Misawa Aviation & Science Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Mall Shimoda, steep yourself in history at Former Shibusawa Residence, and stroll around Misawa City Shiminnomori Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Misawa day trip planning website.

Drive from Mutsu to Misawa in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Misawa can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Misawa

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Hachinohe, Towada, Oirase-cho, Oirase River
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Oirase Mountain Stream ©
Oirase Mountain Stream
Misawa Aviation & Science Museum
Misawa Aviation & Science Museum
Towada Art Center ©
Towada Art Center