Tohoku & autumn colours

We spent over three weeks in Japan in autumn 2019, driving over 2,500km around Tohoku and Yamanashi prefecture. Click the links below to read more about each day!

Day 1: Land Haneda 5:30am, shinkansen to Sendai, check in to hotel, visit Zuihoden Mausoleum

Day 2: Travel to Yamadera in Yamagata and climb the mountain temple, visit Matsushima bay

Day 3: Shinkansen to Aomori, rent a car and drive to Tsugaru, then Iwaki-san, and Hirosaki castle before ending at Towadako

Day 4: Oirase gorge, Hakkoda ropeway and back to Aomori

Day 5: Shinkansen to Ichinoseki, rent a car and drive to Geibikei gorge and Rikuzentakata

Day 6: Explore the Sanriku Coast of Iwate

Day 7: Jodogahama, Ryusendo caves and Tono village

Day 8: To Fukushima!

Day 9: Goshiki-numa & Aizuwakamatsu’s history

Day 10: Visiting the Fukushima Nuclear Exclusion Zone

Day 11: Exploring Shirakawa & driving to Ibaraki

Day 12: Mito, waterfalls & daruma

Day 13: A gluten free feast in Tokyo

Day 14: Visiting Tokyo’s cat temple & getting a tatto

Day 15: Driving to Kawaguchiko to see Mount Fuji

Day 16: Driving up Mount Fuji!

Day 17: Stunning views of Mount Fuji & climbing Mount Mitsutoge

Day 18: Surprise snow on Mount Fuji

Day 19: Climbing Mount Kurodate to see Mount Fuji

Day 20: A misty morning & a day trip to Shosenkyo Gorge

Day 21: Itchiku museum & exploring Kawaguchiko

Day 22: Back to Tokyo for another gluten free feast

Day 23: Fly back home