Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Heroes and heroines behind the festivals: Aomori’s Nebuta Festival

Aomori’s Nebuta Festival: Passionate haneto dancers give the performance of a lifetime Aomori is known for holding the Nebuta Festival from August 2 to 7 every year. About 3 million tourists from home and abroad flock into...

Travelling to Fukushima Disaster Area Seven Years Later

Fukushima Disaster Area Day Tour from Tokyo offered by JapanWonderTravel.com Life came to a stop - On March 11, 2011 at 2:45pm a 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurred 130 km off the coast of Sendai in...

Discover Niigata from Tokyo. Let’s Go!【Festival】

Festival: Culture, Art and Tradition in the Rural Landscapes of Niigata 【Yuzawa•Uonuma Tokamachi City, Tsunanmachi】 Incorporating Art into the Countryside  Echigo Tsumari Art Festival 2018 Make it a point to catch this triennial showcase of colorful artwork inspired by...

Discover Niigata from Tokyo. Let’s Go!【Activity】

Explore the different charms of Niigata 【Yuzawa•Uonuma, Tokamachi City 】 Take a ride on the Longest River in Japan   Shinano River Rafting Sign up for an unforgettable rafting adventure full of shrills, big splashes and thrilling bumps...

Discover Niigata from Tokyo. Let’s Go!【Nature】

Be captivated by the Scenic Landscapes of Niigata 【Yuzawa•Uonuma, Uonuma City】 Crossing a Dreamy Sanctuary   JR Tadami Line This line passes through the secluded mountainous areas in Tohoku, which connects Niigata and Fukushima. Its mystic atmosphere...

Odate, Akita: the home of the Akita Inu breed of dogs, beloved throughout the...

The city of Odate, Akita-ken in northern Japan, is home to the breed of dog known as Akita Inu, beloved throughout the world for their cute, curly tails; pointy triangular ears; and fluffy fur....

The Kamakura culture of Akita-ken

An important traditional aspect of the region, Kamakura in the Tohoku refer to snow huts, differing in sizes and construction. Akita Prefecture alone is home to three different types of festivals that celebrate the...

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...

Three Famous Snow Monsters

Don’t fret! Japan doesn’t have any abominable snowmen; just beautiful, amazing frost covered trees known colloquially as “snow monsters” scattered throughout the Tohoku region. Aomari's “Mt. Hakkoda” in Aomori-shi A skiier’s paradise, Mt. Hakkoda in Aomori is a...

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...