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Tohoku Five-night Group Tour Add-On

5 Nights: from US$634 per person (twin share) Trip Code: TGTADDE

Take a step into Japan's hidden past as you explore the northern Tohoku region, an area often overlooked by travellers lured west to Tokyo and Kyoto. This trip is an ideal add-on to one of our Small Group Tours, allowing you to see more of Japan, and delay your return to work by a precious few days! Read more >

Japan has a wealth of sights, destinations and attractions, far more than can fit into just one trip. This itinerary has been designed as an extension to one of our Small Group Tours. It gives you a chance to extend your time in Japan, visit the often overlooked Northern Tohoku region, and delve a little deeper into Japan's cultural side.

After bidding farewell to your new friends from the tour you will head north on the bullet train to Nikko, home to a collection of some of Japan's most ornate temples and shrines, set in stunning woodland surroundings. You will have two nights here, allowing you to also explore the Nikko National Park, Lake Chuzenji and its attractive waterfalls.

From Nikko you will head further north into the Tohoku region. You will have a two-night stay in the lively city of Sendai, with a variety of day trip options, enabling you to tailor your visit to suit your own tastes. Love Japanese history? Head north to Hiraizumi, once home to one of Japan's most powerful political clans. Fancy some coastal scenery? Take a boat trip around the many islands that dot Matsushima Bay. Like hidden gems? Gaze out across scenic countryside from the top of Yamadera, a temple complex that hugs the side of a scared cliff.

In between your sightseeing you can explore Sendai's shops, restaurants, nightlife. The Tohoku region bore the brunt of the tragic earthquake and tsunami of March 2011, and by exploring this part of Japan you will directly contributing to the continued recovery of the region.

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

This is a self-guided extension, and although your tour leader will not travel with you, we will provide you with all the instructions and support you will need to explore by yourselves. Your time on the tour will have helped you build confidence and help from English-speaking in our Japan office will only be a phone call away if needed!

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 life of Tohoku's biggest 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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