Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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...

A Taste of Sh旬n: Much Ado About Mochi

Recently, a major convenience store chain in Japan came up with a summer version of dango (mochi, or rice cakes, usually on a stick) meant to be eaten cooled. Presumably this is to make...

Ski in Japan: Top 5 Central Japan Resorts

Within just 3 hours of Central Japan, you can find slopes to suit any ski level, not to mention a great selection of spas. Our top four picks take you high, where trees freeze into "ice...

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

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...
morioka castle view

Poetic Beauty of Sakura Blossoms in Morioka-shi, Iwate-ken

Morioka, a historic town at the foot of Mt. Iwate, is reachable in two hours by JR Shinkansen train from Tokyo. Maybe because it thrived as a castle town in the Edo period, the...

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...

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...

A Glorious Golden Age: Hiraizumi & Chuson-ji Temple Konjikido

Hiraizumi consists of temples, gardens and more than 3,000 national treasures and important cultural properties that date back to the 11th and 12th centuries. The entire expanse, impressive and dazzling in appearance, was originally...

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...