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Charms of Northern Japan Tour: Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals

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Group Tour | Deluxe       Tour Code: GTR1717185     5 reviews

Charms of Northern Japan Tour: Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals

12 days 11 nights

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USD $990.00
The must see sights of Hokkaido & Tohoku...plus Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals.

Summer is the season of festivals in Japan. There are several prominent summer festivals throughout the country, but the "Aomori Nebuta Festival", "Akita Kanto Festival", and "Sendai Tanabata Festival" of the Tohoku region are huge in scale and popularity, and make up the three great festivals of Tohoku. Because the three great festivals of Tohoku are held at nearly the same time, they can all be enjoyed together in one trip.

This tour begins in Hokkaido, where we will visit ... View More

Summer is the season of festivals in Japan. There are several prominent summer festivals throughout the country, but the "Aomori Nebuta Festival", "Akita Kanto Festival", and "Sendai Tanabata Festival" of the Tohoku region are huge in scale and popularity, and make up the three great festivals of Tohoku. Because the three great festivals of Tohoku are held at nearly the same time, they can all be enjoyed together in one trip.

This tour begins in Hokkaido, where we will visit Furano, Biei, Otaru, Sapporo, Shiraoi, Noboribetsu, Lake Toya, Shikabecho and Hakodate. Summer is the best season to visit Hokkaido. It’s the prefecture with the mildest climate in summer. It’s not as hot and humid during the day, and it cools down ever so nicely during the evening making each night all the more enjoyable. Furthermore, Hokkaido offers beautiful nature and flower fields which are best explored during the summer time.

Then we proceed to Aomori by crossing the Tsugaru Channel between the islands of Hokkaido and Honshu via the undersea train tunnel. Explore the three great summer festivals in Tohoku; Nebuta, Kanto and Tanabata festivals, in the cities of Aomori, Akita and Sendai. Parades featuring chandelier-like lantern displays on bamboo poles, fearsome warrior floats, fireworks, and a sea of colorful origami decorations are just some of the highlights of these festivals.

In the Tohoku regions, we will also have a change to visit Hiraizumi for a cultural interlude and stroll around the magnificent Japanese Cedar Trees and photogenic buildings at Chusonji Temple. Added to this will be the wonderful experience of visiting Matsushima, a picturesque bay full of pine tree covered small islands, where we explore ancient caves once frequented by meditating monks. Matsushima is famous for being one of the Three Most Beautiful Natural Sights in Japan. In Bandai Highlands, you will visit the Goshiki-numa (five- colored volcanic lakes). Here, mineral deposits from volcano eruption give each lake its own delicate color ranging from reddish green to cobalt blue, and visit the old castle city of Aizuwakamatsu as well as the former post town of Ouchijuku.

On the last day of the tour allow yourself to also explore the wonderfully ornate temples and shrines which have been designated as World Heritage sites in Nikko. We then proceed to Kegon Waterfall situated in Lake Chuzenji; it is one of Japan's three most beautiful waterfalls. Our tour will end from there, and we will head to Tokyo for a night stay before your return flight on the following day.


Destinations

Furano / Biei / Otaru / Sapporo / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Shikabecho / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Akita / Kakunodate / Hiraizumi / Sendai / Matsushima / Urabandai / Aizu Wakamatsu / Nikko

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