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Hiking in Tohoku

Tohuku is a region in Japan known for its amazing scenery, dramatic landscapes and truly awesome terrain, and hiking is the best and most interesting way to see it all!

The Northeastern Japanese region of Tohoku is renowned for it raw natural scenery of mountains, forests, lakes and hot springs, with incredible views and few crowds adding to its appeal. Hiking around this region is a delight for outdoor enthusiasts, as the countless tranquil, idyllic and lovely routes and trails to hike on take in the best countryside that Japan has to offer. Take a pick from our collection of hiking trips in Tohoku, and you own’t regret it!

Top hiking trips | Tohoku:


There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Japan

Tohoku is best known for its stunning untouched and pristine scenery, and remote, isolated nature, making it an alluring place for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. There are several mountains that stand high in the region, as well as magnificent and tranquil lakes, idyllic forests and valleys and an abundance of blooming flowers every year that truly take the breath away.


Good to know:

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How to get there

Regular flights from Haneda Airport in Tokyo to Tohoku

Best time to visit

May through to November, when conditions are driest and the temperatures warmer


Very cold Winters, with temperatures often going below freezing, with relatively mild weather for the rest of the year

More info about Hiking in Tohoku:

The city of Sendai (population 1,045,000) is a good place to fly in to and then head onwards to the hiking destinations. Some of the hiking can be slightly challenging, so being relatively fit and in decent shape before arriving will maximise enjoyment of the activity. The villages, towns and cities in Tohoku are full of fascinating and rich histories and culture which they are very proud of, providing endless hours of exploration and discovery, thus ensuring there is always something to see and do


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