Japan’s North: Countryside Charm
Discover Japan off-the-beaten-track as you explore the rugged north in this guided walking tour that reveals a different side of the country.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
After arrival at Shin-Aomori, head to Sannai Maruyama Historical Site, the largest discovered Jomon site in Japan. Walk through recreations of the settlement, which was first inhabited 4,500 to 5,000 years ago. You will also enjoy the numerous excavated items at the site’s museum. Continuing to Komakino Jomon Ruins, you see a circular stone ceremonial site constructed in the late Jomon period. After first stopping at the site’s museum, continue on to the actual site by foot. Not only can you glimpse back into the ancient past of Japan, but you can also see magnificent views over Aomori City from the site. In the evening, go to an authentic Japanese pub to enjoy the cuisine of Aomori.
Edo Period Rockstars
After breakfast at a local fish market, head to Nakano Momiji Mountain, home to a shrine which boasts 600-year-old great cedar trees. Then, explore Komise Street, popular for its preservation of buildings from the Edo period of Japan. There you will experience a powerful performance of Tsugaru Jamison and drink local sake. Read more