Overland Escape Aomori to Noshiro Port

Enjoy the serenity of Seiryuji Temple and Oirase Gorge, combined with a cruise across Lake Towada on this full day program. Guests disembark the ship at Aomori Port for an eye opening drive through Towada Hachimantai National Park, passing through stunning Beech forests. Our first stop is at Seiryuji Temple containing Showa Daibutsu (a great statue of Buddha), rising 21.35 meters in height, making it the largest seated bronze Buddha statue in Japan. We then follow Oirase Gorge that leads to Lake Towada, admiring the natural scenery and abundance of wildlife that can be spotted. A cruise on the lake brings to light the volcanic origins of its existence, before ending the day with a visit to Odiako no Yakata, a museum featuring the drums that are famous from this region. Guests are then taken by bus back to Noshiro Port where their ship awaits.