Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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 to the sea of Japan. And it opened to international...

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 hometown of this type of dog and of course, Hachi,...
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A short winter trip to Akita – seeing, doing, tasting the best of 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 best it has to offer. Invited by the local Akitainu...
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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 the Ushu-kaido, one of the routes established to connect Edo...
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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 of Lake Inawashiro and to the north is Mt. Bandai....
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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, Held in Sendai from August 6 to 8, the lavish...
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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 spring to mind, right? Well, if you are tired of...
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Poetic Beauty of Sakura Blossoms in Morioka-shi, Iwate-ken

Morioka, a historic town at the foot of Mt. Iwate, is reachable in two hours by JR Shinkansen train from Tokyo. Maybe because it thrived as a castle town in the Edo period, the...

Aomori’s Oirase Mountain Stream

A magical world of tiny creatures awaits Aomori is located in the northern-most part of Honshu island and its vast land area is divided into three major regions: Tsugaru, which neighbours the Sea of Japan; Hakkoda and...
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Unveil Intriguing Festivals in Niigata

Though it may still be relatively unknown, there is a wonderful festival in Niigata that is a must for capturing on your social media. Unlike huge festivals packed with thousands of people, this festival...