Travel Itinerary:
・DAY 1
Iwate Hanamaki Airport → Naturescape at Koiwai Farm → Lake Tazawako → Historic samurai district, Kakunodate → Itaya-Zaiku artisans → Kakunodate Sanso WABIZAKURA (Hotel)
(Total Travel Distance ~113 km)

・DAY 2
Hachimantai → Shibata Yoshinobu Shoten “Magewappa” woodware artisans. → Lake Towada → Oirase Gorge → Hoshino Resorts Oirase Keiryu Hotel
(Total Travel Distance ~246 km)

・DAY 3
Oirase Gorge → Shibata Yoshinobu Shoten “Magewappa” woodware artisans. → Lake Towada → Oirase Gorge → Hoshino Resorts Oirase Keiryu Hotel→ Tsuta Seven Lakes → Hakkoda Ropeway → Aoni Onsen (Lamp no Yado)
(Total Travel Distance ~60 km)

・DAY 4
Beech Forests of Shirakami-Sanchi → Iwakiyama Shrine → Visit to Hirosaki → Restaurant Yamazaki → Aomori Airport (Return home)
(Total Travel Distance ~110km)


[DAY 1] Lake Tazawako, shrouded in mystique, and a historic town still lined with samurai estates awaits you.

The statue at Lake Tazawako stands as a nod to the legend of Princess Tatsuko, a maiden who is said to have transformed into a dragon.

Head north from Hanamaki Airport (Iwate Pref.) to reach the city of Morioka. If Mt. Iwate is your destination, you can get there easily by driving in the direction of Akita on National Route 46.

Along the way you’ll find Shizukuishi, a town that’s home to Koiwai Farm, Japan’s pioneer, recreational farm ground designed for travelers.  After letting loose in the farm lands that stretch across Iwate’s mountainscape, make your way to Akita Prefecture to see Japan’s deepest lake, Lake Tazawako.

After playing in a vast farm in the foothills of Iwate, we went to Akita Prefecture and Japan to the deepest lake and Tazawako Lake.The maximum depth is 423.4 meters and will not freeze even in winter because of its depth.There is also a pleasure boat, you can enjoy a leisurely tour of the lake to admire the jade color water. in Kakunodate, the spring, the Samurai Residence Street and the cherry blossoms in full bloom were once flourished as a castle town of the Satake North House, the Kakunodate is There are many samurai houses surrounded by black board fence.From the atmosphere of the Ya “Michinoku (Tohoku) Small Kyoto” also be called.In spring, the weeping cherry blossoms become full bloom, and the scenery is beautiful.One of the existing samurai houses, the Matsumoto family is also doing a demonstration sale of traditional crafts and itaya work that has been passed to kakunodate for more than 200 years, let’s feel free to stop in the middle of a walk.The natural hot spring of the withholding water is healed the tiredness of the travel, and it rustic to the kakunodate Sanso cherry blossom lodging. 【 Day 2 】 Mountains, lakes, mountain streams… To enjoy natural beauty in Iwate and Aomori, we will aim at Hachiman-Ping from Hachiman Marsh kakunodate, which springs from Yawata Swamp, and Tamagawa Onsen.Hachimantai in the height of 1614 m is a natural rich mountain, dotted with many hot springs.It is also attractive to be able to trek to the top of the mountain, and if it is a basic course, it climbs in about one hour from the parking lot and it descends.When the weather is nice, let’s take a look at the Hachiman Marsh, which clearly reflects the sky blue on the water.We went further north from the Hachiman Swamp and headed to Odate.It is also recommended to visit the Takumi Yoshinobu shop known for bending Wappa using Akita cedar. The Caldera lake and Lake Towada were created by the eruption of Lake Towada volcano, which spans Akita and Aomori prefectures.There are some observatory around the lake, but it is a 瞰 lake stand that is especially recommended.You can see the splendid contrast between cobalt blue water and a deep-green forest.Lake Towada offers a wide range of activities, including canoe tours, boat adventures and sightseeing boats.On the second day, we went to the Oirase Mountain Stream hotel in Oirase Mountain stream near Lake Towada. [Day 3] the Oirase mountain stream Oirase Mountain Stream hotel, which walks around the oirase while gazing at the hardwood and mountain stream, hosts a variety of activities that can enjoy the nature of oirase.The “Oirase Guide Walk” guides you along the stream in about 2 hours and 20 minutes, and you can enjoy breakfast while watching the oirase, such as “Mountain Terrace Breakfast” and “rental bicycle”.Because the program changes according to the season, check with the inn for details. The Ivy Swamp, located at the foot of Hakkoda near Oirase Mountain Stream, is also a great spot to explore nature.Hardwood forests are vivid besides summer greens and autumn foliage. A 100-seater Ropeway connects the foothills and peaks to enjoy aerial walks in the Hakkoda ropeway.The Jukai is spread out under the eyes, and the whole forest is seen well from the air.The altitude difference at the top of the mountain is 650 meters, and the ropeway takes about 10 minutes.In the meantime, enjoy the spectacular views of the Jukai.For the third day, we went to the blue load of the lamp.It is known as a hot spring of the Northeast, and nestled along a mountain deep blue load Valley.The outdoor bath near the stream where the light of the lamp enters lit is also special. [Day 4] in the world’s largest beech forest and the Shirakami Mountains, the Beech Forest is Iwaki in the beautiful mountain forest of the Shirakami Mountains, leaving Hirosaki, Nishimeya village to the world heritage and Shirakami mountains.Once you have collected information in the Shirakami Mountain Visitor Center, let’s go trekking.Some routes may be blocked.After a trek through the Shirakami Mountains, stop by the historic Iwaki Mountain shrine at the foot of Iwaki Mountain.The shrine built by the Hirosaki Lord has a lot to see.The main hall and Haiden are designated as important cultural properties of the country. Then return to the city of Hirosaki, while visiting the Hirosaki Castle, the retro Western-European and the best-of-five storied pagoda, you can also enjoy a French restaurant with plenty of aomori ingredients.