Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Zao – Yamagata, Miyagi

  Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, this expansive wilderness is one of the last remaining untouched beech forest in Japan. Shirakami Sanchi, stretching from Aomori to Akita Prefecture, _boasts myriad hiking...

Nebuta Festival Japan [Nebuta Matsuri]

Nebuta Matsuri Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture Aug. 2 - 7 Highlight: fireworks festival on the final day Aomori city comes alive every summer to celebrate the Nebuta festival. Historically the festival functioned as a means of keeping...

Mountain and sea delicacies that you can’t get in cities

Local dishes you’ve never had before! Today, restaurant chains are so popular that there seems to be no diversity in the food and experience wherever you go. But this is not true in Tohoku, where...

Hirosaki Castle – Aomori

This is one of Japan’s three major sakura spots. The castle, as a backdrop to the flowers, provides the area with a reminiscent image. Not to be missed during full bloom are the flower...

Top 3 Therapeutic Hot Springs in Japan

The practice of visiting hot springs or onsen has long been regarded as beneficial for curing various ailments in Japan. Called toji (湯治 lit. hot water healing) in Japanese, this practice of balneotherapy is...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Tohoku

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Tohoku is located in the northeastern part of Japan’s Honshu island and consists of six prefectures — Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata and Fukushima. The region is famous...

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

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Aomori 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...

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

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Aomori page 2 4 Jogakura Onsen & Jogakura Bridge (城ヶ倉温泉・城ヶ倉大橋) in Aomori A photo posted by Qoo (@qoo_aomori) on Mar 10, 2016 at 4:34am PST //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js First colors: Beginning of October Color...

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

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Aomori page 3 8 Shirakami Sanchi (白神山地) in Nakatsugaru – Nishimeya Village First colors: Beginning of October Color Peak: Middle of October until the end of October Recommended Spots: Anmon Waterfall...

Winter Activities in Tohoku : Vintage Winter Rides

Make the most of your winter holiday by getting away with friends and family on transportation methods exclusive to Tohoku. Every winter, local operators run old-fashioned rides that bring Tohoku’s rich cultural heritage to...