Unveil Tohoku Tour Overview

Tohoku is the northernmost region of mainland Japan, rich in nature, history and culture. Matsuo Basho, the most renowned author of Haiku poem, narrated his journey through this land in his enduring masterpiece. This tour gives you a week that's full of emotions.

Your heavy luggage is delivered separately from Tokyo to Kakunodate as well as other locations, making for a more comfortable travel experience.

  • Includes daily breakfast and two dinners
  • Sightseeing tours in every spot by English-speaking tour guides.
  • This trip goes to Tokyo, Sendai, Matsushima, Hiraizumi, Hanamaki, Tazawako, Kakunodate and Yamagata.
  • Great for repeat visitors.
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7 Days
8 Cities: Sendai, Matsushima, Yamagata and more
Unveil Tohoku 7-day tour route map
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DAY 1 - Arrival in Tokyo (NRT or HND)

After arrival at Narita (NRT) or Haneda (HND) International Airport, own transfer to hotel in Tokyo.
*The rooms will be available from 3:00 PM.


Tokyo Tower

DAY 2 - Tokyo - Sendai - Matsushima

*Heavy Luggage is delivered by courier service to Kakunodate, skipping 2 nights in Hanamaki. Please prepare a hand-carried bag for 2 nights to take with you.
Leave Tokyo by bullet train (2nd class reserved seat) for Sendai and by local train to Matsushima. Upon arrival in Matsushima, start a private guided tour by private vehicle visitng Zuigan-ji Temple, Kanran-tei, and Godaido.

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Matsushima
MEALS : Breakfast, Dinner

Matsushima Zuiganji Godaido

DAY 3 - Matsushima - Hiraizumi - Hanamaki

Private guided full-day excursion for Hiraizumi. The tour will visit Takkoku no Iwaya, Motsu-ji Temple, Chuson-ji Temple including Konjiki-do (Golden Hall), and Gikei-do.
You will have dinner in a ryokan.

ACCOMMODATION: Ryokan in Hanamaki
MEALS : Breakfast, Dinner

Motsu-ji Chuson-ji Konjikido

DAY 4 - Hanamaki - Tazawako - Kakunodate

Private guided full-day excursion for Tazawa-ko by private vehicle and also walking along Dakigaeri Gorge. Then proceed to Kakunodate, where you will find a cherry grove in many old samurai houses open to the public.

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Kakunodate
MEALS : Breakfast

Lake Tazawa Dakigaeri Gorge Kakunodate Samurai House

DAY 5 - Kakunodate - Sendai - Yamagata

*Luggage is delivered by courier service to Tokyo, skipping 1 night in Yamagata. Please prepare a hand-carried bag for 1 night to take with you.
Leave for Sendai by bullet train (2nd class reserved seat) and visit Zuiho-den Hall. Proceed to Yamagata by express train. On the way, you can see the great scenery of the Zaou Mountain Range when the weather permits.

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Yamagata
MEALS : Breakfast

Bullet train Path to Zuihoji Zuihoden

DAY 6 - Yamagata - Tokyo

Half day excursion for Yama-dera (Temples at mountains) by private transfer visiting Risshaku-ji Temple. Proceed to the Basho Memorial Museum. In the afternoon, leave for Tokyo by bullet train (2nd class reserved seat).
*The rooms will be available from 3:00 PM.

MEALS : Breakfast

Yamadera Temple Risshakuji Temple Bullet train

DAY 7 - Departure from Tokyo (NRT or HND)

Own transfer to Narita (NRT) or Haneda (HND) International Airport. The rooms will be available until 11:00 AM.

MEALS: Breakfast

*Pictures shown are for illustration purposes only

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  • Accommodation: 6 nights
  • Guide: English-speaking guide at each sightseeing spot (except free day)
  • Admissions: For all trips and visits (except free day)
  • Train: Bullet train on Day 2, 5 and 6
  • Transportation: Combination of private vehicle and public transport system such as local train, metro and public bus
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Luggage Delivery:
    Tokyo - Kakunodate, skipping 2 nights
    (1 piece per person)
    Kakunodate - Tokyo, skipping 1 night
    (1 piece per person)
NOT Included
  • Flights: Please ask your agent for arrangement
  • Meals: Other than specified
  • Transfer: Other than specified
  • Optional Tours: None - Unless otherwise arranged.
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  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Porter Service at airports and hotels
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Booking Policy:

Rates: The mentioned prices may fluctuate due to the changes of surcharge, fees, taxes or currency status without prior notice. The actual prices will be officially confirmed at the time of booking. Please kindly verify with your H.I.S. representative.
Reservation: The reservation must be made 65 days before the start of the tour.

Pertinent Information Before Travel

-The hotel rooms are considerably smaller than western ones.
-The ceilings are much lower, giving a perception of the scope of the rooms.
-The normal double beds are French-sized (140cm x 200cm), with a few hotels featuring double rooms with a double bed.
-Rooms with double beds or smoking rooms must be specially reserved and, because of the scarcity, cannot be guaranteed.
-The pajamas and yukata provided by the hotel are only for use in the hotel.

-The spaces for suitcases on Japanese trains are very limited (this is the reason for the separate transport of the luggage in our packages).
-For the packages that mention the JR Pass, our assistant or guide will help with reserving the train (for the tours with a guide, we cannot guarantee that the whole group can sit together). It is only possible to reserve the trains after arriving in Japan and there may be no availability for the trains mentioned in the program.
-2nd Class tickets (regular) are used in the packages. Usage of 1st class tickets must be booked and requires extra fees.
-Please refrain from talking loudly on the train.
-Talking on the phone on the train is forbidden.
-Please note that it is very difficult to reserve train tickets during specific periods such as "Golden Week" consecutive national holidays, Bon Holidays and the end of the year/New Year period.
-Commuter trains and arterial roads in big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka are crowded during the rush hour, and in the mornings and evenings.

-Japanese meals rarely include desserts. Sometimes there will be a small plate with fruits that accompany the main dish.
-In some typical restaurants it is obligatory to take off your shoes. We recommend wearing stockings or socks (this is not obligatory).
-For special food needs and requests (allergies, vegetarians, etc.), please state them during your reservation, so that we can inform the restaurants.

-Often during temple/shrine visits, guests will have to take off their shoes. We advise wearing socks (not obligatory, but do not go barefoot).
-Cultural properties may be under renovation and covered.
-Itinerary may change due to inevitable causes such as closing, natural disasters, traffic jams, etc.

-You are not allowed to stand and smoke on the street. Smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas.

If you plan to extend your trip, we can also arrange

  • Hotel Accomodations other than specified in the itinerary
  • Japan Rail Pass and Rail Tickets
  • Japan Air Pass and Domestic Flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • Day Tours
  • etc.

We can also arrange your international flights between any cities in the U.S. and Japan at our special airfare. Please ask your agent for more details.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy

Until 51 days before departure date No Charge
50-36 days before departure date 10% Cancellation Penalty of Total Price
35-26 days before departure date 30% Cancellation Penalty of Total Price
25-13 days before departure date 50% Cancellation Penalty of Total Price
12-7 days before departure date 70% Cancellation Penalty
6 days before departure date 100% Cancellation Penalty