Thursday, April 26, 2018

TOHOKU

東北地方

With a history that can be traced back to the 7th century, Tohoku is truly a hidden gem for those who appreciate a relaxed holiday in an unspoiled and bucolic environment. From its vibrant summer festivals, its unique cuisine and some of the best rice in Japan, there are plenty of reasons to visit Tohoku.

Tohoku Region AKITA秋田 AOMORI青森 IWATE岩手 MIYAGI宮城 YAMAGATA山形 FUKUSHIMA福島

Latest Articles from Tohoku Region

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WAttention Tohoku 2018 Spring & Summer

  Discover Authentic Japan   Located in the northeastern part of Japan’s Honshu island, Tohoku is surrounded by the Sea of Japan, the Pacific Ocean and the...
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The Canal that Ensured the Future of Asaka – Koriyama, Fukushima

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Mount Haguro: Walk the Mountain Path to Enlightenment

Experience the ancient shamanistic practices of Yamabushi spiritual training Yamagata has one of Japan’s most well-known sacred places for mountain worship, the Dewa Sanzan or...
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Iwate, Land of Marvels: Explore the “Blue Caves” of the sea

Let friendly fishermen guide you to the “Blue Cave” on the Sappa Boat Jodogahama is the most spectacular place along the Rikuchu-kaigan Coast...

Tono: the Enchanting Land of Yokai

Welcome to Tono, home of the most Yokai in Japan Hop on a bicycle and see which ones you can find! Surrounded by 1000-meter-high mountains,...
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Rediscover the Charm of Niigata

1. Cycling through the City Visiting the Old Town The city of Niigata is divided into two parts by Shinano River, the longest river in Japan....
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Sakura and Spring Flowers Compete to be the Most Beautiful

During the short spring of the Tohoku region, spring flowers race to catch up with the already blooming cherry blossoms. Once their petals begin...
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Kitakami Tenshochi: Sakura Blossom Viewing Means Family Time

Kitakami Tenshochi (Kitakami, Iwate) The Kitakami River is home to quite a few hundred-yearold Somei Yoshino sakura trees. A small hill called Jin-gaoka...
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Woodworks Made Out of Sakura Trees

Senboku, Akita Known as the Little Kyoto of Michinoku, Kakunodate used to be a prosperous city ruled by the Satake-kita clan. The town,...
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Guardians of Hirosaki Sakura Trees in Aomori

Hirosaki Park Built more than 400 years ago within today’s Hirosaki Park, Hirosaki Castle is a popular place for sakura blossom viewing. Every...
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Tohoku Scenic Sakura Spots and Their Charming Caretakers

For the Japanese, spring is “the season of cherry blossoms”. This love for cherry blossoms, called sakura in Japanese, forms part of the traditional...

My second minshuku experience with an intense autumn workout in the...

There is a Chinese saying which means ‘foreign at first, but familiar the second time around’. If you’ve read the article I wrote...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Tohoku –...

Aomori Prefecture 1 ~ 10   1 Yagen Mountain Stream (薬研渓流) in Mutsu A photo posted by キソキソ (@kuwakeen) on Oct 21, 2013 at 9:53pm PDT First colors: Beginning...

Discover Murakami, Niigata with Ocean Flavours

Autumn is full of activities in Tohoku! It is the time of year when locals are busy preserving food for the long, harsh winter...