Tuesday, June 25, 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...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Miyagi Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Miyagi Miyagi Prefecture 25 ~ 29  25 Naruko-kyo (鳴子峡) in Osaki [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d12449.34338009684!2d140.68094598528722!3d38.733054771937695!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0xc7c8ad9b609b714b!2z6bO05a2Q5bOh!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1475720881986&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of October Color Peak: Beginning of November Recommended Spots: around the Narukokyo Resthouse near the western end...

Feudal Lord’s Treasure: Zuigan-ji Temple

Zuigan-ji Temple, designated as a Japanese National Treasure, was originally established in the year 828 by the noted Buddhist monk, Jikaku Daishi. Later, the famed feudal lord Date Masamune rebuilt it as his family...

Matsushima Bay – Miyagi

Sakura in Saigyo Modoshi no Matsu Park and Matsushima Saigyo Hoshi, a renowned Japanese poet during the 12th century, expressed his love for cherry blossoms, as evidenced by his famous poem, "let me die under...
Gosen tulip festival

Sakura and Spring Flowers Compete to be the Most Beautiful

During the short spring of the Tohoku region, spring flowers race to catch up with the already blooming cherry blossoms. Once their petals begin to open they blossom all at once, giving the cherry...
Matsushima

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...

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...
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,...

Tanabata Festival Japan [Tanabata Matsuri]

Tanabata Matsuri Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture Aug. 6 - 8 Highlight: beautiful streamers in the shopping arcades and fireworks on Aug. 5 The main arcades all through Sendai city are adorned with beautifully...

Get up close with fluffy, cute foxes at Zao Fox Village

Found in Miyagi-ken’s Shiroishi-shi, the Zao Fox Village is home to about 100 foxes of six different species. Roaming freely within the grounds, visitors are encouraged to interact with the furry critters throughout the...