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Waraji Festival Japan [Waraji Matsuri]

Waraji Matsuri Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture Aug. 3 - 6 Named after the traditional straw sandals for traveling, the 300-year-old festival features a huge waraji that measures 12 meters in length and weighs 2 tons. The...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Fukushima Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima 40 Tsuruga Castle Park (鶴ヶ城公園) in Aizu-Wakamatsu [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d12663.130294205386!2d139.926674484092!3d37.489456925411666!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x917f3ecc809e9e6c!2z6ba044Kx5Z-O5YWs5ZyS!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156591453&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of October Color Peak: End of October until the beginning of November Event: Autumn Color Light-up Date: October 21st (Friday)...

Looks Great, Tastes Even Better: Kozuyu Soup, Fukushima Prefecture

Originally developed for the samurai class, kozuyu later spread among the common people and has become a must for festivals, celebrations and momentous occasions in Aizu. In the past, fresh seafood was hard to...

Winter Activities in Tohoku : Snow Activities

Gliding over or schussing through high-quality powder is the ultimate delight for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Tohoku, just a few hours away from Tokyo by shinkansen (bullet train), is the perfect...
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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...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Fukushima Prefecture (5)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima 44 Yukiwari Bridge & Yukiwari Ravine (雪割橋・雪割渓谷) in Nishishirakawa-Nishigo [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3179.2640248032867!2d140.0777759512676!3d37.170195979775094!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x602021bd53336dd5%3A0xa000afcc0efafd8b!2z6Zuq5Ymy5qmL!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156791818&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of October Color Peak: End of October until the beginning of November Access: 30min bus ride from...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Fukushima Prefecture (1)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima Fukushima Prefecture 36 ~ 45  36 Bandai Azuma Skyline (磐梯吾妻スカイライン) in Fukushima [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d100952.57520955519!2d140.251424387978!3d37.74858723072729!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x8538baaf5dc308c7!2z56OQ5qKv5ZC-5aa744K544Kr44Kk44Op44Kk44Oz!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156361477&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of September Color Peak: Beginning of October until the middle of October Recommended Spots: Tengu...

Nishiyama, the secret hot spring of gods and champions

Tucked away in the Fukushima countryside, perhaps it's no surprise that this hot spring and traditional Japanese inn is overlooked by many people. But it is a crying shame, as – apart from the...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Fukushima Prefecture (2)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima 38 Tatsuzawafudo Falls (達沢不動滝) in Yama-Inawashiro [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3161.461911083208!2d140.2284807512774!3d37.59128657969409!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x5f8aa73c27665569%3A0x4949ddc81d9db495!2z6YGU5rKi5LiN5YuV5rud!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156521634&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of October Color Peak: Middle of October until the beginning of November Access: 40min bus ride into Tatsuzawa direction from...

Winter Activities in Tohoku : World’s Best Sake!

Vital elements to making great sake include fresh water, clean rice, fermentation starter and proper temperature. The Tohoku region, characterized by harsh winters, unpolluted water and dry air, is known across Japan for having...