Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Encounter Pure Land Buddhism in Hiraizumi

After arriving at Iwate-ken, we enjoyed a calming cruise down Geibikei, a gorge with impressive limestone features stretching two kilometres long. As we sailed down the river, we took the chance to soak in...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Tohoku – Aomori Prefecture

Aomori Prefecture 1 ~ 10   1 Yagen Mountain Stream (薬研渓流) in Mutsu A photo posted by キソキソ (@kuwakeen) on Oct 21, 2013 at 9:53pm PDT First colors: Beginning of October Color Peak: Middle of October until the end of...

Discover Murakami, Niigata with Ocean Flavours

Autumn is full of activities in Tohoku! It is the time of year when locals are busy preserving food for the long, harsh winter ahead, and visitors are welcome to have a taste during...

Best Autumn Fruits to Enjoy

Sample some of Tohoku’s best autumn fruits by taking a train that travels through a forest of autumn colors! Get off at Furukawa Station on the Tôhoku Shinkansen and take the Rikû-East Line. This...

Golden Rice Ears

When going to a Japanese supermarket, you might be surprised by the many different types of rice on sale. “Japonica rice” is well-known for its stickiness and sweetness. The Tohoku region has long been...

Apple Kingdom

  Mount Iwaki, also called “Tsugaru Fuji” (Tsugaru describes the western region of Aomori ken), is in Aomori, Honshu’s northernmost area. Autumn is the best season to enjoy a variety of colours at Oirase Mountain...

5 Outdoor Autumn Activities in Karuizawa

Karuizawa, a small resort town in Nagano Prefecture, is a popular destination thanks to its laid-back atmosphere and luxury resorts. At an elevation of 1,000 meters (3,281 ft) the cooler temperatures result in stunning...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Niigata Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Niigata Niigata 1 ~ 6  1 Dragondola (ドラゴンドラ) in Yuzawa First colors: Beginning of October Color Peak: End of October Details: Long gondola that gives you a panoramic view of the mountains in...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan Niigata Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Niigata 3 Yuzawa Kogen Panorama Park (湯沢高原パノラマパーク) in Yuzawa A photo posted by Kazuhisa Inui (@kazuhisa_inui) on Oct 23, 2016 at 3:30am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js First colors: Middle of October Color Peak: End of...

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

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Niigata 5 Kiyotsu Gorge (清津峡) in Tokamachi First colors: mid-October Color Peak: end of October – beginning of November Details: One of Japan’s three biggest gorges Special sight: The panoramic area with an...