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wattention tohoku 2018 spring summer

WAttention Tohoku 2018 Spring & Summer

  Discover Authentic Japan   Located in the northeastern part of Japan’s Honshu island, Tohoku is surrounded by the Sea of Japan, the Pacific Ocean and the Tsugaru Strait. Consisting of seven prefectures — Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi,...
blue cave sappa boat cruise

Iwate, Land of Marvels: Explore the “Blue Caves” of the sea

Let friendly fishermen guide you to the “Blue Cave” on the Sappa Boat Jodogahama is the most spectacular place along the Rikuchu-kaigan Coast of Iwate’s Miyakoshi. In Japanese Jodo means “Paradise”. With the...

Tono: the Enchanting Land of Yokai

Welcome to Tono, home of the most Yokai in Japan Hop on a bicycle and see which ones you can find! Surrounded by 1000-meter-high mountains, the village of Tono in Iwate is the ground zero...
Kitakami family time cherry blossom viewing

Kitakami Tenshochi: Sakura Blossom Viewing Means Family Time

Kitakami Tenshochi (Kitakami, Iwate) The Kitakami River is home to quite a few hundred-yearold Somei Yoshino sakura trees. A small hill called Jin-gaoka commands the view of a two kilometer lineup of sakura...
cherry blossoms in Tohoku castle area

Tohoku Scenic Sakura Spots and Their Charming Caretakers

For the Japanese, spring is “the season of cherry blossoms”. This love for cherry blossoms, called sakura in Japanese, forms part of the traditional Japanese culture. This is especially true for the cold northern...

Tono – Iwate

Tono - Iwate Tono is the place to go and see how people live in beautiful harmony with nature, as Japan's traditional landscape is perfectly preserved here. With old Japanese farmhouses and unchanged rural landscapes,...

Kitakami Tenschochi – Iwate

About 10,000 sakura (dating back more than 90 years) form a magnificent, 2-km long tunnel along the Kitakami river. Enjoy the intertwined someiyoshino (hybrid sakura), yamazakura (mountain sakura) and yaezakura (double cherry blossom) from...

Forget ramen – the noodles here are one-of-a-kind!

Wanko Soba These soba noodles are for the competitive eater! Stack up your dishes and see who will become the noodle master. These small servings can quickly add up and a popular goal is to...

Sansa Matsuri

Sansa Matsuri Morioka, Iwate Prefecture The charm of the festival lies in a parade where taiko drummers and dancers proceed through the city. The origin can be traced back to a legend about a...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Iwate Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Iwate Iwate Prefecture 11 ~ 18  11 Hachimantai (八幡平) in Hachimantai   [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d1529.9716487989074!2d140.97379700042603!3d39.92028510899429!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0xcd94d06a071cd338!2z44GV44GP44KJ5YWs5ZyS44Kk44OZ44Oz44OI5bqD5aC0!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1475460745457&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of September Color Peak: Beginning of October Event: Hachimantai Sanzoku Festival Date: October 15th (Saturday) – October 16th...