Japan North East Discovery Tour


Stretching out above Tokyo is the fabled Tōhoku (東北; Northeast) – starring Miyagi, Yamagata, Iwate, Fukushima, Akita and Aomori Prefectures – where ice monsters and river imps inhabit the imagination (but hopefully not the onsen). Hugging the west coast is Niigata Prefecture, a skiing and hiking wonderland that also includes the rugged and remote island of Sado-ga-shima.

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All about the Japan North East Discovery Tour.

2020 Departure: October 24 & December 5 / November 14(Chinese Guide)

Package Price:  $3588up  (Twin Sharing)  $1050up (single supplement)
Remarks: Price is based on per person twin share from Canada, plus tax and fuel surcharges. Package prices exclude TAXES, and based on minimum TWO people traveling. Prices and schedules are subject to change without prior notice. Deviation / amendment fee and restrictions will be applied. Please contact Silkway BDU for details. For responsibility, booking terms & conditions, please ask your booking agent for a copy of “General Booking Terms Conditions”.


What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 11 Days discovery tour in Japan
  • 9 Nights 4 star hotel accommodation with daily breakfast (included 2 night onsen hotel)
  • All ground transfer
  • Bullet Train to Hokkaido
  • 7 Lunch & 7 Dinner
  • Ticket for sightseeing attractions & UNESCO World Heritage Site (as per itinerary)
  • English speaking tour guide
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights
  • Meals not specified
  • Gratuities and personal expenses


  1. Day 1 Depart from Canada

    Depart from Canada to Tokyo

  2. Day 2 Arrive Tokyo

    Arrive, meet our local guide and transfer by private coach to hotel.

    (Overnignt in Tokyo, Hotel Trusty Premier Nihonbashi Hamacho or Similar)

  3. Day 3 Tokyo Tour (B, L, D)

    Visit Senso-ji Temple & Nakamise Shopping Street. Bird eye view at Tokyo Sky Tree (350m). After lunch, visit Odaiba area and explore Team Lab Borderless – the Mori Building Digital Art Museum.
    (Overnignt in Tokyo, Hotel Trusty Premier Nihonbashi Hamacho or Similar)

  4. Day 4 Tokyo - Nikko - Kinugawa (B, L, D)

    Morning walk at Shibuya Crossing – the iconic street junction in Tokyo. Transfer to Nikko. lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon visit Nikko Toshogu – a Shinto shrine established in 1617 to enshrine Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate. Last stop at Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Waterfall – the most famous of Nikko’s 48 waterfalls. Water from Lake Chuzenji falls 97 metres straight down to the rocks below creating a dynamic.
    (Overnight in Kinugawa, Hotel Harvest Kinugawa or similar)

  5. Day 5 Tokyo - Niigata (B)

    Transfer to Niigata in the morning. Lunch at own arrangement. Arrival hotel and free for leisure rest of the day.
    (Overnight in Niigata, Hotel Okura or similar)

  6. Day 6 Niigata - Sado Island (B, L, D)

    Taken Ferry to Sado Island in the morning. Sado Island is the largest island in the Sea of Japan, located approximately 32km from the Honshu mainland. It boasts rich history and gorgeous natural beauty. From picturesque views to historical and cultural landmarks. Visit Sado Gold Park. After lunch, then visit Toki Forest Park.
    (Overnignt in Niigata, Hotel Okura or Similar)

  7. Day 7 Niigata - Akita (B, L, D)

    Visit Hakusan Island – Located by the beautiful seaside town of Tsuruoka, Hakusan Jima (White Mountain Island) is home to an impressive shrine and fisherman activity. With a spectacular red bridge allowing anyone to visit freely. Then, stop by Zenpou at Tsuruoka Shi. Afternoon visit Akita Prefectural Museum.
    (Overnignt in Akita, Daiwa Roynet or similar)

  8. Day 8 Akita - Aomori (B, L, D)

    Transfer to Shirakami Sanchi – World Heritage Property is a wilderness area covering one third of Shirakami mountain range with the largest remaining virgin beech forest in East Asia. Then arrive Tsugaru Shamisen Hall has an exhibition room introducing the history of the Tsugaru shamisen as well as folk songs and local performing arts practiced using the Tsugaru shamisen. You can enjoy live Tsugaru shamisen performances and try playing the instruments. In the afternoon, visit Nebuta Museum WA RASSE, where you can experience where you can try dancing to the Hayashi music like a Haneto dancer. You can also try your hand at playing the taiko drums used in the festival.
    (Overnight in Aomori, Daiwa Roynet or similar)

  9. Day 9 Aomori - Hakodate (B, L, D)

    Transfer to Hakodate by Bullet Train. Visit Goryokaku Tower – the observation deck, you can see Mount Hakodate, the Tsugaru Straits, and the Yokotsu Mountain Range, as well as a superb view of the star-shaped moat shining on the ground of the national historic site, Goryokaku. After Lunch, we will experience Hakodate Ropeway and enjoy scenic view of Hakodate. Walking tour to Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse – a commercial complex consisting of four facilities, which were built after renovating an old red brick warehouse built in 1909.
    (Overnight in Hakodate, Hakodate Kokusai Hotel or similar)

  10. Day 10 Hakodate - Sapporo (B, L, D)

    Transfer to Sapporo and visit Odori Park – this park located in the heart of Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. “Odori” means “large street” in Japanese. We will also stop at Susukino area, the famous shopping and entertainment area. After lunch, we will head to Otaru Canal and visit Otaru glass Shop, Otaru Music Factory.
    (Overnight in Sapporo, Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu or similar)


  11. Day 11 Depart Sapporo (B)

    Free for leisure until departure. Transfer from Hotel to Airport for homebound flight.

Nikko Toshogu
Sado Island