Monday, September 16, 2019

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.

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Latest Articles from Tohoku Region

Akita Survey

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Homeland of the Akita Dog:Get to Know Akita Dogs

In 1931, the Akita dog, a breed native to northern Japan was designated a natural monument by the Japanese government. Best known for its...

Homeland of the Akita Dog:Food & [Souvenirs] Omiyage

Extraordinary gastronomic experiences and souvenirs from Akita’s Odate and Ani-Moriyoshi will enrich your journey and make the voyage a memorable one. 比内地鶏料理 EXCEPTIONAL HINAIJIDORI CHICKEN CUISINE You...

Homeland of the Akita Dog:Relax Your Mind & Body

Odate and the Ani-Moriyoshi area are packed with hot spring destinations that not many people know about. These hot spring, formerly frequented by mountain...

Homeland of the Akita Dog:Joyous and Unforgettable Travel Experiences

Cast yourself into the authentic Japanese culture and way of life by engaging in outdoor activities, and explore the amazing charm of Akita through...

Homeland of the Akita Dog:Spectacular Scenery to Ensnare Your Senses

From the breathtaking views of Lake Towada to the secret attractions found inland, Akita’s natural scenery is unrivaled and resembles a picture from a...

Explore the Unique Variety of Niigata: The Sea of Japan, Savory...

Just two hours away by Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo lies Niigata-ken (Prefecture). Niigata is a serene region on the northwest coast of Japan’s...

Enjoy SNOWART in Echigo-Tsumari, Niigata

Niigata is located in the region of Chubu, on the main island of Japan, Honshu. It is the third largest city with direct access...

Snow, dogs and uniqueness in North – Tohoku

I’m sure. If I say Akita, you immediately think about the white and orange dog Hachiko. And you think right.  Akita Prefecture is the...
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A short winter trip to Akita – seeing, doing, tasting the...

The snow-covered Akita prefecture in the north of Japan is known for several things, and in February, I headed out there to experience the...
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A Panoramic View of Sakura Blossoms in Kaminoyama-shi, Yamagata-ken

Located at the foot of Mt. Zao, Kaminoyama-shi thrived as a castle town and a place for travelers to rest as they traveled along...
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Greet the Gorgeous Pink Sakura in Fukushima’s Inawashiro-machi

Located at the heart of Fukushima-ken, Inawashiro-machi is a town at the foot of Mt. Bandai. To its south side are the clear waters...
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Heroes and heroines behind the festivals: Sendai’s Tanabata Festival

Sendai’s Tanabata Festival: Wonders of traditional Japanese paper-making by shopkeepers Sendai’s Tanabata Festival is touted as one of the three major summer festivals in the Tohoku region,...
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Tohoku Outdoor Activities

Hachimantai: Hiking Through the Valleys of Hell When you think of areas for hiking and enjoying leisurely strolls, usually places covered with lush green vegetation...