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Matsuri hunting at Matsushiro Castle in Nagano

The 63rd Matsushiro clan: Sanada Jumangoku Festival Matsushiro is located in Nagano Prefecture, an area nowadays famous for skiing. However, during Sengoku period (the Warring States period: 1467-1600), Matsushiro was a famous warrior's territory called...

Discover Niigata from Tokyo. Let’s Go!【Nature】

Be captivated by the Scenic Landscapes of Niigata 【Yuzawa•Uonuma, Uonuma City】 Crossing a Dreamy Sanctuary   JR Tadami Line This line passes through the secluded mountainous areas in Tohoku, which connects Niigata and Fukushima. Its mystic atmosphere...

WAttention Tokyo Vol. 29 Reader’s Survey

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Odate, Akita: the home of the Akita Inu breed of dogs, beloved throughout the...

The city of Odate, Akita-ken in northern Japan, is home to the breed of dog known as Akita Inu, beloved throughout the world for their cute, curly tails; pointy triangular ears; and fluffy fur....

The Kamakura culture of Akita-ken

An important traditional aspect of the region, Kamakura in the Tohoku refer to snow huts, differing in sizes and construction. Akita Prefecture alone is home to three different types of festivals that celebrate the...

Get up close with fluffy, cute foxes at Zao Fox Village

Found in Miyagi-ken’s Shiroishi-shi, the Zao Fox Village is home to about 100 foxes of six different species. Roaming freely within the grounds, visitors are encouraged to interact with the furry critters throughout the...

Three Famous Snow Monsters

Don’t fret! Japan doesn’t have any abominable snowmen; just beautiful, amazing frost covered trees known colloquially as “snow monsters” scattered throughout the Tohoku region. Aomari's “Mt. Hakkoda” in Aomori-shi A skiier’s paradise, Mt. Hakkoda in Aomori is a...

Winter Fun In Tohoku

Enjoy the sights of nature in powder snow paradise Appi Kogen Located in Iwate Prefecture, Appi Kogen is definitely high in the running – if not the best – when it comes to skiing. Wide...

Amazing Water World

Umino-mori Dolphin Show The Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium is famous for its giant tank displaying a wide variety of species from the Sanriku Ocean. Dynamic dolphin and sea lion performances are staged at the outdoor arena...

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