The 7th-day is expected as a long driving journey starting at Morioka city, Iwate and moving foward to the first destination, the Lake Tazawa located in the eastern part of Akita prefecture. My best-recommended scenic spot is to view the great figure of Mt. Akita-Komagata at the point of the Statue of Tatsuko in the south-side of the Lake Tazawa. You may drive up to the Obseratory Deck of Katamaeyama Forest Park to take the overview of the Lake Tazawa.
Going to the second destination, "Dakikaeri Valley", which is just 25km far from the Lake Tazawa, the valley can attract you with the very colourful coordination at the deep valley surrounded by the mountains and river stream. The suspension bridge is also adding further scenic attractions to the surrounding great natures.
The 7th-day journey must be quickly moved foward from Iwate to Yamagata side via Akita by the mountain local roads, but it can be guaranteed that the driving journey on the mountain roads are so enjoyable that you can appreciate such beautiful natural scenes on the way.
The next recommended destination is "Kawarage Jigoku" in the mountainside of Yuzawa city where the very rare scene gives visitors the unusual world as one of the best 3 spritual mountains in Japan. It is in general called as if It's the image of the "another world".
Thereafter, you can go to the Riverboat side at the River Mogami where you can enjoy the colourful autumn scenes in the small Tozawa village which I would like to highly recommend to you.
The final stop of the 7th-day journey is Yamagata city where you may stay at a city hotel near JR Yamagata station which is quite conveninent for the foregin travellers to find the dinning places after the long journey day.
< The 7th-Day Driving Route for the Autumn Trip to Tohoku Region >
< The Lake Tazawa view over Mt. Akita Komagatake >
< The Autumn Scene at the Dakikaeri Kyokoku (Valley) in Senboku, Akita >
< The Beautiful River Stream view from the Suspension Bridge at Dakikaeri Kyokoku >
< The Unusual View Spot at Kawarage Jigoku (one of the well-known Spritual Mountain in Yuzawa, Akita >
< The Riverboat Cruising on the River Mogami in the Autumn Season >