Self Guided Adventure


Tohoku Five-Night Group Tour Add-On

5 Nights: from US$962 per person (twin share) Trip Code: TGTADDC

Don't go home too soon! Step back into Japan's feudal past as you discover the wonderful, oft-overlooked Tohoku region. This self-guided add-on makes the perfect extension to any of our Small Group Tours. Read more >

Our Small Group Tours have been tweaked, tested and tweaked again over the years to give you the very best introduction to Japan in the time allotted - but sometimes it's just not enough. If you'd like to extend your stay in Japan and discover a region that's rarely ever visited by foreign tourists, our Tohoku five-night add-on could be just the ticket.

After waving goodbye to your tour group in Tokyo, you'll zip north on the train to Nikko - famous as the final resting place of Japan's greatest Shogun. In addition to the beautifully ornate architecture of the Nikko temple complex, take the time to explore the surrounding national park with its forests, lakes and thundering waterfalls.

Two nights in Sendai will introduce you to a livelier side of Tohoku, and offer plenty of opportunities for day trips. Take a boat trip out to the islands of Matsushima Bay (officially one of Japan's "top three views"), visit Hiraizumi to see a temple built into a cliffside, or climb into the mountains to visit Yamadera - with stunning views across the surrounding countryside. 

A final night back in Tokyo brings your trip to an end, and you can travel home knowing you went that little bit further and really got beneath the surface.

You won't be accompanied by a tour leader on this self-guided extension, but rest assured that we'll provide you with all the instructions and support you need - and our Japan office is just a phone call away if you should need anything.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • Five nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast every day
  • Japan Rail Pass extension to cover all rail transport between destinations
  • Airport transfer at the end of your trip
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Local transport (buses, subways, taxis) at any destination unless otherwise specified
  • Any entrance fees including those for shrines, temples and museums
  • Baggage handling - you will be expected to carry your own bags for the duration of the trip

Trip Highlights

  • Bask in the glory of Nikko's shrines and temples
  • Explore Tohoku with day trips to Yamadera Temple or Matsushima Bay
  • Meet the locals and contribute to the continued recovery of the Tohoku region
  • Visit Nikko National Park's lakes and waterfalls
  • Immerse yourself in the nightlife of Sendai city

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

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Tohoku Five-Night Group Tour Add-On - 6 Days

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