Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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 ahead, and visitors are welcome to have a taste during...

Kanto Matsuri

Designated as one of Tohoku's top three festivals, the Kanto Matsuri is a sight to behold. The name "Kanto Matsuri" does not mean that it is in the Kanto region, "Kanto" is the name...

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 loyalty, obedience and intelligence, this breed of hunting dogs are...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Yamagata Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Akita Yamagata Prefecture 30 ~ 35  30 Sankyo Warehouse (山居倉庫) in Sakata A photo posted by take todd anderson (@shakeit225942j) on Oct 16, 2015 at 6:33am PDT [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3104.5807359955975!2d139.83473895130882!3d38.91070197946839!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x5f8e9e44492fbc25%3A0x877469dc79ef6a3c!2sSankyo+soko!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476149463342&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End...

Cool Treks Around Tokyo (2): Goshikinuma in Fukushima Prefecture

Here you can row a pleasure boat in one of the largest lakes in the 800m high Bandai Highlands, Lake Hibara, before embarking on a 3.6km route through the cluster of lakes at Goshiki-numa...

Namahage Culture: Living with the Times

In an agriculture society where people's daily lives depend on the weather, people have worshipped the gods at festivals to praculture of Namahage, frightening the people of Oga city in Akita Prefecture, is a...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Tohoku – Aomori Prefecture

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 of October Color Peak: Middle of October until the end of...

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...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Iwate Prefecture (3)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Iwate 16 Chuson Temple (中尊寺) in Nishiiwai - Hiraizumi [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3100.594956528246!2d141.10040731572477!3d39.00173964839135!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x5f88cde73dc30bb5%3A0xeaf1470e739e8281!2sCh%C5%ABson-ji!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1475460959825&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of October Color Peak: End of October until the beginning of November Recommended Spots: Around the golden temple...

Miharu Takizakura – Fukushima

Blossoms cascade like a waterfall from the top of one large benishidare (weeping cherry blossom) tree, leaving a stream of petals on the ground. During its nocturnal light-up period, this sakura is especially beautiful;...