Saturday, February 23, 2019
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A Panoramic View of Sakura Blossoms in Kaminoyama-shi, Yamagata-ken

Located at the foot of Mt. Zao, Kaminoyama-shi thrived as a castle town and a place for travelers to rest as they traveled along the Ushu-kaido, one of the routes established to connect Edo...
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Greet the Gorgeous Pink Sakura in Fukushima’s Inawashiro-machi

Located at the heart of Fukushima-ken, Inawashiro-machi is a town at the foot of Mt. Bandai. To its south side are the clear waters of Lake Inawashiro and to the north is Mt. Bandai....
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Sendai’s Tanabata Festival

Sendai’s Tanabata Festival: Wonders of traditional Japanese paper-making by shopkeepers Sendai’s Tanabata Festival is touted as one of the three major summer festivals in the Tohoku region, Held in Sendai from August 6 to 8, the lavish...
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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...
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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...

Aomori’s Oirase Mountain Stream

Aomori's Oirase Mountain Stream: A magical world of tiny creatures awaits Aomori is located in the northern-most part of Honshu island and its vast land area is divided into three major regions: Tsugaru, which neighbours the...
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Unveil Intriguing Festivals in Niigata

Though it may still be relatively unknown, there is a wonderful festival in Niigata that is a must for capturing on your social media. Unlike huge festivals packed with thousands of people, this festival...

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...

Naka-Harima: Delve into the mythical lands of Japanese folklore

So you have gone to the must-see Himeji Castle and you are wondering if there is anything else worth checking out. Well, hidden away in the mountains and waters of Himeji are some of...

Naka-Harima: for Travelers Interested in Japanese History

Among the many famous places in Japan, Himeji Castle is a must-see. With its striking towers, it is an iconic Japanese castle. Not only did it survive Japan’s era of war-torn civil unrest during...