Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Yokote Kamakura (Snow Huts)

Playing in snow huts is a popular pastime in winter for children living in the heavy snowfall areas. They make snow huts called "Kamakura " in which they play games and eat traditional delicacies. Yokote...

Discover the beauty of Northern Tohoku – Part I Aomori

The best way to travel to the Tohoku region is to take advantage of the Shinkansen (bullet train). It will take just 3 hours and 20 minutes from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori station in Aomori prefecture,...

Join the Kase-dori Festival and bring in a prosperous year

If you happen to visit Yamagata prefecture during February, don’t miss the Kase-dori Festival held in Kaminoyama City. Yamagata, one of the northern prefectures of Japan, is known for its snow laden climate and great...

7 Great Winter Activities in Northern Tohoku

1. Get sporty Winter in Northern Tohoku is a paradise for those who enjoy winter sports. Majestic mountain ranges carpeted in fresh powder snow provide a number of great ski hills all over the region....

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...

Training Through Tohoku (4): Traditional Crafts

The Tohoku Traditional Crafts List A cute hand-carved figurine or hand-stitched gift makes for a great keepsake in your living room display case or for daily use, and there's no lack of such creative crafts...

Training Through Tohoku (3): Strange Foods

The Strange Foods List Trying new foods is half the adventure of traveling, and Tohoku is full of land and sea creatures—or the above dish, which looks straight from outer space—served so fresh that sometimes they're...

Training Through Tohoku (2): The Must Eat List

The Tohoku Must Eat List Though seafood (like the highest quality black tuna pictured above) and beef are the biggest draws for foodies here, the tastes of Tohoku extend far beyond. Known to have a...

Training Through Tohoku (1): The Must Do List

Tohoku - the northeastern region of Japan's main island -  is most enjoyable in autumn, when this scenic area is aflame with fall colors, and its famed fruits and seafood are in full harvest. And...

Picture Perfect Oirase Keiryu in Aomori

The Oirase Keiryu has to be one of the most photographed and photogenic streams in Japan. And for good reason - even if you're not a professional photographer and the only camera you've ever touched...