Rail Journey Experience in Japan

Hakoda Ropeway

Mt Hakoda Trek

Marshland at Mt Hakoda

Mt Hakoda Trek

Sukayu Onsen @ Hakoda

Oirase river hiking and cycling


Apple Picking in Yamagata

Mt Gassan Autumn Trekking

Mt Gassan Mountain Lodge

Gassan Pole Pole Farm

 07 Days Tohoku Experience by Rail (Self-Guided)

The Tohoku Region (東北地方, Tōhoku Chihō, literally “North East Region”) consists of six prefectures in the north of Japan’s largest island, Honshu. It is well known for its countryside, mountains, lakes, hot springs, high quality rice and rough winters.

Join us in this trip to find another Japan in Tohoku. Explore the seasonal beauty, history and food of Japan’s northeast.


  • Hakkoda ropeway and hiking
  • Oirase River Hiking and cycling
  • Hotspring experience
  • Fruit Picking
  • Mt Zao Trek
  • 2D1N Mt Gassan Trek
  • Yusono-san Shrine
  • Cycling and fishing in Gassan

7 Days Tohoku Rail Map



Itinerary & Cost


Day 01  Tokyo  – Aomori – Hakkoda

Depart by JR East to Sin-Aomori (about 2 hours 10 mins). Meet English-speaking guide and proceed to Hakkoda ropeway and hiking (3 hours)

【Dinner】Japanese style course
【Hotel】Sukayu Onsen traditional Japanese Room or the same level

Day 02  Oirase River Hiking and Cycling

Spend your day hiking and cycling with our guide from Aomori (about 5 hours include travel time).
End your day in a hotspring resort near Misawa City

【Breakfast】 At hotel
【Dinner】Japanese style course
【Hotel】Aomoriya Hoshino Resort traditional Japanese Room or the same level

Day 03  Experience Rail Journey to Naruko Onsen

Enjoy a self-guided train journey to Naruko Onsen and experience a unique baths with some of them can be used as a private bath.

【Breakfast】 At hotel
【Dinner】Japanese style course
【Hotel】Ryokan-Onuma traditional Japanese Room or the same level

Day 04 Naruko Onsen – Shinjo – Pole Pole Farm

Continue by rail to Shinjo. Pickup by our guide for activities below

Fruit Picking】 Experience fruit picking in the region. Depending on the season, fruits can range from apples, grapes, pears, etc.

【Mt Zao Volcano Crater】With a height of 1841 meters, Mount Zao which is still a active volcano features a beautiful crater with lake, known as Okama (御釜) due to its resemblance with a traditional cooking pot. The crater cannot be approached but viewed from a distance outside of winter.

【Breakfast】 At hotel
【Dinner】Pole Pole Farm Fine Dining or the same level
【Hotel】Pole Pole Farm Cottage Room or the same level

Day 05  Mt Gassan Trek

After breakfast, we climb to Summit of Mt.Gassan (1984m). First we will take lift and go up to 1500m of altitude. Then we trek about 40 mins to Mt. Uba (1620m). After Mt. Uba, we walk along ridge line with breeze and view. Continue walk of more than 1 hours, we will reach the steepest part in this mountain. From here will require another 1 hour before reaching the summit.

Today’s lodge is in the summit of Mt.Gassan. Usually some mountain lodge is unclean and small room, but here is very comfortable. Dinner is mountain wild vegetable meal. Sometimes you can take bath even at the summit of mountain!! Night time, you can see sparking star lights if weather is good. It’s really nice experience to stay in the mountain lodge.

【Breakfast】 At hotel
【Lunch】 Lunch box
【Dinner】 At mountain lodge
【Hotel】Mountain Lodge

Day 06 Gassan Pole Pole Farm

Wake up at 5am and you can see sunrise from top of the mountain if the weather is good. After breakfast, we descend the mountain to visit Yudono-san Shrine. After lunch (lunch box), we will travel back to Gassan Pole Pole Farm for rest and delicious dinner.

【Breakfast】 At mountain lodge
【Lunch】 Lunch box
【Dinner】Pole Pole Farm Fine Dining or the same level
【Hotel】Pole Pole Farm Cottage Room or the same level

Day 07 Departure

After breakfast, you can do some cycling and fishing in the farm before check out. At noon, experience soba making and lunch of soba. Depart Yamagata Station for train Tsubasa144 at 1404hrs. You will arrive Tokyo Station at 1648hrs.

【Breakfast】 At hotel
【Lunch】 Soba Noodles

07 Days Best of Tohoku Experience by Rail (Self-Guided)

Tour Code: JPN-TER_7

LAND Price per person in SGD: S$ 3598 

Based on min 2 adults

Price subject to changes without prior notice.

LAND Price includes

  • 6 Nights Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • 7 Days JR TOHOKU East Pass
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • English-speaking Guide for 2 days in Aomori (Day 1-2) and in Yamagata for 4 days (Day 4 Arrival Shinjo Station & Day 7 Departure Yamagata Station)
  • Bath taxes if required
  • Transfer for Day 1 & 2, Day 4-7 as per itinerary

Price excludes

  • All airfare + taxes
  • All Rail Pass not covered
  • Other transport not mentioned
  • All other meals not mentioned
  • All other entrance fees or tour not mentioned
  • Travel insurance

A deposit of S$ 1500 per person is required upon confirmation and the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the departure date. Non-payment by required date may result in the cancellation of your booking and subjected to cancellation charges.

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