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.

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Latest Articles from Tohoku Region

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossoms in Tohoku

Explore some of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Tohoku and enjoy the rich cultural heritage among the sakura.

Tohoku Transportation Guide: Enjoying Travel Through Northern Japan

Get around Japan's exciting northern Tohoku region with this helpful Tohoku transportation guide.

Unique Tohoku Summer Festivals in August

Tohoku Summer Festivals fill the air with excitement, displaying art and culture with fireworks and traditional performances.
Meet the Folk Ritual “Namahage”, Demon -like Deity

Akita: Hometown of Unique Folk Culture and Gastronomy

Akita is an attractive area that has nurtured its own culture such as Namahage and Kiritanpo.