Monday, August 26, 2019
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,...

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

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Iwate 13 Geto Plateau Onsen Village (夏油 高原 温泉郷) in Kitakami A photo posted by true (@tellus_jp) on Oct 27, 2015 at 6:22am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3090.274766300967!2d140.90409771572942!3d39.2366339344806!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x5f8f46da3b1e1a4d%3A0xc0110b670c12eac1!2z5aSP5rK56auY5Y6f44K544Kt44O85aC0!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1475460852581&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Beginning of October Color...
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,...

Revisiting Traditional Architectural Wisdom: Thatching

Thatching is the traditional Japanese craft of building a roof with dry vegetation like straw to achieve warmth and sustainability while also saving energy. In Tohoku, there remain many thatched roof houses that resemble...

Winter Fun In Tohoku

Enjoy the sights of nature in powder snow paradise Appi Kogen Located in Iwate Prefecture, Appi Kogen is definitely high in the running – if not the best – when it comes to skiing. Wide...
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...

Toshichi Onsen

Toshichi Onsen is situated in the Towada Hachimantai National Park, which lies between Akita prefecture and Iwate prefecture. Sitting at an altitude of 1,400m, it is the highest hot spring in Tohoku region. It...

Encounter Pure Land Buddhism in Hiraizumi

After arriving at Iwate-ken, we enjoyed a calming cruise down Geibikei, a gorge with impressive limestone features stretching two kilometres long. As we sailed down the river, we took the chance to soak in...

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...