Monday, December 16, 2019

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...

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...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Iwate Prefecture (3)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Iwate 16 Chuson Temple (中尊寺) in Nishiiwai - Hiraizumi [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3100.594956528246!2d141.10040731572477!3d39.00173964839135!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x5f88cde73dc30bb5%3A0xeaf1470e739e8281!2sCh%C5%ABson-ji!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1475460959825&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of October Color Peak: End of October until the beginning of November Recommended Spots: Around the golden temple...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...