Picturesque Drive! 8-Hour Private Taxi Tour to Hakkoda Mountains， Oirase Gorge， and Lake Towada in Aomori Prefecture (Round Trip from Shin-Aomori Station or Aomori Airport)
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Tohoku (Sendai, etc.) Taxi Plan
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1. Revel in the great outdoors of northern Tohoku on this private hired car plan! Enjoy efficient sightseeing with a hired taxi along the recommended course for enjoying fresh foliage or beautiful colored leaves in autumn.
2. The itinerary has a complete handle on sights while also being relaxed, so you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through nature.
3. The tour will also stop by Sukayu Onsen, a historic, charming, and secluded hot spring nestled in the mountains.
09:50- Meet at Shin-Aomori Station Shinkansen Ticket Gate or Aomori Airport Domestic Terminal Exit The driver will be waiting for participants holding a placard.
Please go to the meeting location by 9:50.
The taxi will depart at 10:00.
10:50- Kayano Kogen (Drive-by) - Kayano Kogen
Kayano Kogen, which stretches out at the foot of the Hakkoda Mountain Range, is loved by the people as a place for relaxation and refreshment. In early summer, a carpet of fresh foliage covers the area.
In autumn, you can see an up-close view of the autumn leaves of Hakkoda Mountains.
11:05-11:25 20(min) Jogakura Ohashi Bridge - Jogakura Ohashi Bridge
This deck arch bridge, which features 255 meters between each arch support, is the longest in Japan.
Here you can look down on the Jogakura Stream--one of the prominent picturesque scenes of Towada Hachimantai National Park--and step out of the car to enjoy the scenery.
During the autumn leaf season, you can enjoy 360° of colored autumn leaves.
11:30-13:00 90(min) Sukayu Onsen (Free Time for Sightseeing & Lunch) - Sukayu Onsen
This onsen is famous for the "Hiba Sennin-buro," a mixed-gender, large communal bath made completely from Hiba wood which can fit 1,000 people. The baths, which feature around 265 sqm of space, have bathtubs with 4 different hot spring sources. This hot spring locale has over 300 years of history. There are also separate gender-segregated large communal baths.
Bath Usage Charge: JPY 1,000 (with towel)
- Onimenan (restaurant)
Their specialty Sukayu soba noodles and bamboo shoot oden with ginger miso are quite popular.
Pay for the dishes you want and then enjoy them!
13:30-14:40 70(min) Free Time for Sightseeing along Oirase Stream - Oirase Stream
An abundance of trees and several waterfalls, beautiful ever-changing streams, and a variety of strangely shaped rocks and spots of beauty create a magnificently gorgeous gorge region where visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of the seasons.
15:00-16:30 90(min) Free Time for Sightseeing at Lake Towada (Yasumiya) - Lake Towada
Lake Towada is renowned as a picturesque area of the North. No matter how many times you visit, when faced with the beautiful lake that mirrors the sky and surrounding mountains as well as the large open panorama that makes you want to take a deep breath, you will be enveloped with an indescribable sensation.
18:00- Drop-off at Shin-Aomori Station or Aomori Airport, Tour Ends Tour Ends