The 4th-day journey for the autumn trip to Tohoku region is mainly focusing on Aomori prefecture located in the northernmost of Japan mainland. After starting your driving from the small coast town of Fukaura, my first recommendation is to visit the famous "Senjobiki Coast" showing the number of dynamic and widely-spread rock seaside area which has been created by the great natures and long-year severe climate.
I also like to recommend you to stop over the "Michi-no-Eki Fukaura" to buy and taste the fresh squids cooked in front of you. At the same time, you can also enjoy buying the local specialities as souvenirs, esepcially for the fresh seafoods at the Michi-no-Eki Fukaura shop.
Thereafter you could enjoy driving along with the seaside up to Ajigasawa town and then move to Hirosaki city where you can target to visit the famous Samurai castle, the "Hirosaki Castle" decorated with the autumn colours. You should be suggested to walk around the Hirosaki Castle to feel the autumn atmosphere.
After Hirosaki Castle, you could again stop over the Michi-no-Eki Namioka Apple-Hill and I like to suggest you to try the apple-picking at the farm garden which you can spend about 30-min and take back 4 pieces of apples per person by paying Yen500 admission fee. You could also look around the local shops and restaurants inside the Michi-no-Eki Namioka.
You could continue to drive to Mt. Hakkoda where the beautiful autumn-colour world can be seen from the end of Oct to the early of Nov. If you like to go up to the top of Mt. Hakkoda, you could easily take the ride of the Hakkoda Ropeway to enjoy further autumn sceneries.
Eventually, your final destination of the 4-day journey is "Towada Lake" which is located between Aomori and Akita prefectures. Towada Lake is well known as one of the best scenic areas for the autumn-leave viewing in Tohoku region.
The oveall driving journey of the 4th-day from Fukaura town to Towada Lake is apprximately 4.5 to 5.0 hours.
< The 4th-Day Drive Route for the Autumn Trip to Tohoku Region >
< The Dynamic Seaside in Senjojiki Costal Area at Fukaura Town, Aomori >
< The Michi-no-Eki Fukaura at Fukaura Town, Aomori >
< The Fresh Squid BBQ at Michi-no-Eki Fukaura, Aomori >
< The Great Figure of Mt. Iwaki viewed from Ajigasawa Town, Aomori >
< The Beautiful Scenery of the Hirosaki Castle in the Autumn Season >
< The Michi-no-Eki Minaoka in Aomori >
< The Variety of Local Apples at the Michi-no-Eki Minaoka in Aomori >
< The Amazing View over the Autumn-Decorated Mt. Hakkoda >
< The Colourful Autumn Scene at the Lake Towada in Akita >