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Aomori

遮光器土偶

Aomori

Expected to be the next location to be inscribed on the World Heritage List: Let’s learn about “Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan”!

In May 2021, the UNESCO Advisory Board announced its recommendation that th…
RIB tour at Lake Towada

Aomori

Recommended outdoor activities you should try in the Tohoku region!

Facing the Pacific Ocean on the east side and the Japan Sea on the west sid…

Aomori

Travelling by Local Railway in Tohoku

In Japan, railway lines with a small passenger capacity are called “local r…
asamushi onsen

Aomori

Asamushi Onsen: Great onsen surrounded by the ocean and mountains

Located at the base of the Natsudomari Peninsula facing Mutsu Bay in Aomori…

Aomori

Enjoy Skiing in Japan!

Japan has all kinds of snow activities to offer with great scenery and fun …
cherry blossom in Hirosaki Park

Aomori

Great cherry blossom viewing sites over the next few weeks!

Lying on a long, north to south axis, the Japanese archipelago has differen…

Aomori

Enjoy a winter trip with snow!

Enjoy a winter trip with snow activities, scenery, onsen, and much more! Th…

Aomori

Let’s Enjoy Winter in Japan!

In Japan, you can enjoy various activities besides winter sports such as sk…

Aomori

Koganezaki Furofushi Onsen:Soaking in an open-air bath while watching the sunset sinking over the horizon and listening to the sound of the surf provides the ultimate in relaxation time.

Koganezaki Furofushi Onsen is in Aomori Prefecture and its open-air baths a…
sukayu onsen

Aomori

Sukayu Onsen: The historic “fountain of healing above the clouds”

Sukayu is located 925 meters above sea level atop the refreshing highlands …

Aomori

Arrival of the colorful autumn! Highly-recommended spots to view autumn foliage!

Autumn is the season where leaves turn red and yellow, creating beautifully…

Aomori

Lake Towada/Aomori Prefecture

Lake Towada/Aomori Prefecture Enjoy vividly colored leaves, including yello…

Aomori

Towada Onsen

Tsuta Onsen is surrounded by tall beech trees and is the only hot springs r…

Aomori

Lake Towada

Breathtaking scenery can be seen from a boat on Lake Towada or from a lakes…

Aomori

Hakkoda Onsen

Sukayu Onsen is the oldest hot springs at Hakkoda Onsen and its huge co-ed …

Aomori

Oirase Keiryu Stream

Oirase Keiryu Stream is a 14-km stream from the lake at Nenokuchi; the gap …

Aomori

Towada Art Center

The Towada Art Center – where a colorful horse statue at the entrance greet…

Aomori

Aomori Museum of Art

Aomori Museum of Art, next to the site, was designed by Jun Aoki. “Ao…

Aomori

Hirosaki Neputa

Hirosaki Neputa Festival is held in Hirosaki City on August 1-7. About 60 n…

Aomori

TSUGARU

Although it is cold in winter and sometimes suffers damage from cold weathe…

Aomori

Welcome to Japan’s autumn season of color!

Welcome to Japan’s autumn season of color! Here are some of the best spots …

Aomori

GOSHOGAWARA

Tachineputa no Yakata displays three tachineputas that are more than 20 met…

Aomori

LET’S VISIT THE SANRIKU COAST!

The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, which occurred on March 11, 2011, hit th…

Aomori

KUROISHI

Seibien in Inakadate Village is one of the three major gardens of the Meiji…

Aomori

IWATE / AOMORI / AKITA

At the end of the 13th century, Italian Marco Polo wrote “The Travels…

Aomori

HACHINOHE

At Hasshoku Center, fresh seafood from Hachinohe Port, dry seafood, and rar…

Aomori

TOWADA / OIRASE / HAKKODA

Breathtaking scenery can be seen from a boat on Lake Towada or from a lakes…

Aomori

HIROSAKI

Hirosaki Park is one of the most famous cherry blossom sites in Japan. The …

Aomori

AOMORI CITY; HIROSAKI CITY; HACHINOHE CITY

Surrounded by the Tsugaru Strait, Japan Sea, and Pacific Ocean on three sid…

Aomori

AOMORI

With the opening of the Tohoku Shinkansen Line directly from Tokyo to Aomor…

Aomori

AOMORI

Aomori With the opening of the Tohoku Shinkansen Line directly from Tokyo t…

Akita

遮光器土偶

Akita

Expected to be the next location to be inscribed on the World Heritage List: Let’s learn about “Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan”!

In May 2021, the UNESCO Advisory Board announced its recommendation that th…
RIB tour at Lake Towada

Akita

Recommended outdoor activities you should try in the Tohoku region!

Facing the Pacific Ocean on the east side and the Japan Sea on the west sid…
tazawako lake

Akita

Nyutou Onsen: Hot spring connoisseurs’ favorite hidden gem surrounded by mountains

Located at the foot of Mount Nyuto in Akita Prefecture, the Tohoku Region, …

Akita

Travelling by Local Railway in Tohoku

In Japan, railway lines with a small passenger capacity are called “local r…
Niteko’s spring water

Akita

My trip to Misato Town, Nyuto Onsen, Lake Tazawa, and Kakunodate in Akita Prefecture

Writer: FF. L from China, Traveled in July, 2019 In July, I took a two-day …
cherry blossom in Hirosaki Park

Akita

Great cherry blossom viewing sites over the next few weeks!

Lying on a long, north to south axis, the Japanese archipelago has differen…

Akita

Let’s Enjoy Winter in Japan!

In Japan, you can enjoy various activities besides winter sports such as sk…

Akita

Arrival of the colorful autumn! Highly-recommended spots to view autumn foliage!

Autumn is the season where leaves turn red and yellow, creating beautifully…

Akita

Kakunodate/Akita Prefecture

Kakunodate Tourist Association Kakunodate/Akita Prefecture Kakunodate, a to…

Akita

Lake Tazawa

This is the deepest lake (425 m) in Japan. Pleasure cruises and cycling aro…

Akita

AKITA

The Kanto Matsuri Festival, one of the major festivals of Tokoku, takes pla…

Akita

Enjoy a winter trip, various snow activities, gorgeous views, onsen, and more!

There are many attractive places where you can fully enjoy the best part of…

Akita

Welcome to Japan’s autumn season of color!

Welcome to Japan’s autumn season of color! Here are some of the best spots …

Akita

SHIRAKAMI-SANCHI

Walking leisurely in the mysterious and natural beech forest, visiting Anmo…

Akita

KAKUNODATE

Kakunodate was founded as a castle town in 1620. It is famous for retaining…

Akita

HACHIMANTAI

Hachimantai is a plateau straddling Iwate and Akita prefectures. A road run…

Akita

IWATE / AOMORI / AKITA

At the end of the 13th century, Italian Marco Polo wrote “The Travels…

Iwate

遮光器土偶

Iwate

Expected to be the next location to be inscribed on the World Heritage List: Let’s learn about “Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan”!

In May 2021, the UNESCO Advisory Board announced its recommendation that th…
Hanamaki Onsen-kyo

Iwate

Hanamaki Onsen-kyo: A dozen hot springs in a town of flowers

In the western part of Iwate Prefecture’s Hanamaki City, centered along the…
RIB tour at Lake Towada

Iwate

Recommended outdoor activities you should try in the Tohoku region!

Facing the Pacific Ocean on the east side and the Japan Sea on the west sid…

Iwate

Travelling by Local Railway in Tohoku

In Japan, railway lines with a small passenger capacity are called “local r…
koiwai farm

Iwate

Idyllic Rural Views at Koiwai Farm in Spring

Writer: Ayumi Koiwai Farm has extensive grounds and is located near the bot…

Iwate

Enjoyable spring activities! Recommended Sakura-viewing Spots

Where can you enjoy viewing sakura cherry blossoms on your next trip? We wi…

Iwate

Enjoy Skiing in Japan!

Japan has all kinds of snow activities to offer with great scenery and fun …
Rugby World CUP 2019™

Iwate

Rugby World CUP 2019™ to Be Held in Japan!

The Rugby World Cup is said to be one of the three biggest sport events in …
cherry blossom in Hirosaki Park

Iwate

Great cherry blossom viewing sites over the next few weeks!

Lying on a long, north to south axis, the Japanese archipelago has differen…

Iwate

Enjoy a winter trip with snow!

Enjoy a winter trip with snow activities, scenery, onsen, and much more! Th…

Iwate

Arrival of the colorful autumn! Highly-recommended spots to view autumn foliage!

Autumn is the season where leaves turn red and yellow, creating beautifully…

Iwate

Cooling Off in Summer, Japan

As many places in Japan are unbearably hot and humid in summer, Japanese pe…

Iwate

Enjoy early summer in Japan!

Enjoy early summer in Japan! Here are some highly recommended places! Enjoy…

Iwate

Morioka Castle Site Park (Iwate Park)

Morioka Castle Site Park (Iwate Park)/Iwate Prefecture Located on the site …

Iwate

Hachimantai Plateau

The Hachimantai Plateau is a treasure trove of lake, marsh, and alpine flor…

Iwate

Appi Kogen

Extremely dry powdered snow. The average length of the 21 slopes is about 2…

Iwate

MORIOKA

In former times it flourished as a castle town and today it is a quiet, cal…
sanriku coast

Iwate

LET’S VISIT THE SANRIKU COAST!

The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, which occurred on March 11, 2011, hit th…

Iwate

Enjoy a winter trip, various snow activities, gorgeous views, onsen, and more!

There are many attractive places where you can fully enjoy the best part of…

Iwate

Welcome to Japan’s autumn season of color!

Welcome to Japan’s autumn season of color! Here are some of the best spots …

Iwate

Motsu-ji Temple

Motsu-ji Temple in its glory days could boast of splendor even greater than…

Iwate

NORTHERN IWATE

The three great noodle dishes in Morioka are Wanko-soba, Morioka Reimen (a …

Iwate

HIRAIZUMI

At Ichinoseki Station, switch to the JR Tohoku Line and arrive in Hiraizumi…

Iwate

Geibikei

Geibikei is a dramatic river gorge of the Satetsu River extending for 2 km …

Iwate

IWATE / AOMORI / AKITA

At the end of the 13th century, Italian Marco Polo wrote “The Travels…

Miyagi

Naruko Onsen-Kyo Village

Miyagi

Naruko Onsen-Kyo Village: diverse waters in Tohoku’s great spa town

At the northernmost point of Miyagi Prefecture are the five hot springs tha…
RIB tour at Lake Towada

Miyagi

Recommended outdoor activities you should try in the Tohoku region!

Facing the Pacific Ocean on the east side and the Japan Sea on the west sid…
togatta onsen kokeshi doll

Miyagi

Togatta Onsen: An onsen town preserving the tradition of cute kokeshi dolls

At the foot of Mount Zao on the border between Miyagi Prefecture and Yamaga…

Miyagi

Travelling by Local Railway in Tohoku

In Japan, railway lines with a small passenger capacity are called “local r…
cherry blossom in Hirosaki Park

Miyagi

Great cherry blossom viewing sites over the next few weeks!

Lying on a long, north to south axis, the Japanese archipelago has differen…
Akiu Onsen

Miyagi

Akiu Onsen: A hot spring in the great outdoors once beloved by Japan’s famous warlord

A 30-minute drive from Sendai Station in Miyagi Prefecture to the west brin…

Miyagi

Enjoy early summer in Japan!

Enjoy early summer in Japan! Here are some highly recommended places! Enjoy…

Miyagi

Godaido

Godaido, a temple located on a small island is accessed via a red arched br…

Miyagi

Zuihoden

Zuihoden, his mausoleum, is located on the mountain to the east of Sendai C…

Miyagi

Sendai Tanabata Matsuri

The Sendai Tanabata Matsuri, held in August, is a gorgeous festival to beho…

Miyagi

SENDAI

It is blessed with rich fisheries and wonderful sightseeing spots, includin…

Miyagi

Ichinokura

A famous sake produced in Miyagi prefecture, Ichinokura is made from local …

Miyagi

LET’S VISIT THE SANRIKU COAST!

The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, which occurred on March 11, 2011, hit th…

Miyagi

Sasa-kamaboko

Sasa-kamaboko is a local Sendai fish paste cake and many varieties can be b…

Miyagi

MATSUSHIMA

Matsushima is believed to be one of the three most beautiful places in Japa…

Miyagi

SENDAI / YAMAGATA

Tohoku, a region of northern Japan, is full of energy and culture. Three hu…

Miyagi

SENDAI

When the famous poet Matsuo Basho arrived in Sendai on June 20th 1689, the …

Yamagata

RIB tour at Lake Towada

Yamagata

Recommended outdoor activities you should try in the Tohoku region!

Facing the Pacific Ocean on the east side and the Japan Sea on the west sid…

Yamagata

Travelling by Local Railway in Tohoku

In Japan, railway lines with a small passenger capacity are called “local r…
Higashiya Ryokan

Yamagata

Shirabu Onsen: A quiet time surrounded by pure white snow

Located in Yonezawa City, Yamagawa Prefecture, Shirabu Onsen is a long-esta…

Yamagata

Enjoy Skiing in Japan!

Japan has all kinds of snow activities to offer with great scenery and fun …

Yamagata

Warm Up to a Japanese Kotatsu in Winter

While a kotatsu is a winter staple in Japan, it may be completely foreign t…
cherry blossom in Hirosaki Park

Yamagata

Great cherry blossom viewing sites over the next few weeks!

Lying on a long, north to south axis, the Japanese archipelago has differen…

Yamagata

Enjoy a winter trip with snow!

Enjoy a winter trip with snow activities, scenery, onsen, and much more! Th…

Yamagata

Let’s Enjoy Winter in Japan!

In Japan, you can enjoy various activities besides winter sports such as sk…
Kaminoyama Onsen

Yamagata

Kaminoyama Onsen: Mild Onsen in an attractive castle town

Located in Kaminoyama City, Yamagata Prefecture and surrounded by mountains…

Yamagata

Arrival of the colorful autumn! Highly-recommended spots to view autumn foliage!

Autumn is the season where leaves turn red and yellow, creating beautifully…

Yamagata

Enjoy early summer in Japan!

Enjoy early summer in Japan! Here are some highly recommended places! Enjoy…

Yamagata

Yamadera(Risshaku-ji Temple)/Yamagata Prefecture

Yamadera(Risshaku-ji Temple)/Yamagata Prefecture The combination of strange…
Zao Onsen

Yamagata

Zao Onsen: 1,900 years since its opening! One of the oldest onsen towns in Japan

Straddling Yamagata Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture, Zao Onsen used to pro…

Yamagata

Enjoy a winter trip, various snow activities, gorgeous views, onsen, and more!

There are many attractive places where you can fully enjoy the best part of…

Yamagata

Sankyo Soko

Sankyo Soko, a cluster of 12 traditional storehouses for rice, is a locatio…

Yamagata

Hiyoriyama Park

Hiyoriyama Park offers a panoramic view of the port town. When touring in t…

Yamagata

The Honma Museum of Art

The Honma Museum of Art was converted from an old villa of the Honma clan. …

Yamagata

Sanno Club

Sanno Club, an old high-class Japanese-style restaurant, is built in an int…

Yamagata

Ramen

Local ramen noodles with soup of seafood stock, such as flying fish, are de…

Yamagata

Domon Ken Museum

A modern building facing a calm pond in the foreground in spacious Iimoriya…

Yamagata

TOBISHIMA

It takes 90 minutes from Sakata to Tobishima, the only isolated island of Y…

Yamagata

Welcome to Japan’s autumn season of color!

Welcome to Japan’s autumn season of color! Here are some of the best spots …

Yamagata

NIIGATA / SHONAI

Shonai (the northwestern area of Yamagata Prefecture) and Niigata are north…

Yamagata

YONEZAWA

Yonezawa, in Yamagata Prefecture, was once a castle town worth 150,000 koku…

Yamagata

TSURUOKA

Tsuruoka was the castle town of the lords of Sakai of the Shonai domain. Fu…

Yamagata

SAKATA

Sakata prospered during the Edo period (1603-1867) as a transportation hub …

Yamagata

TENDO

The town produces 95 per cent of all pieces produced in Japan and many ches…

Yamagata

YAMAGATA

Yamagata City is the seat of prefectural government in Yamagata Prefecture …

Yamagata

YAMADERA

The temple precincts cover the whole mountain on which there are scores of …

Yamagata

SENDAI / YAMAGATA

Tohoku, a region of northern Japan, is full of energy and culture. Three hu…

Fukushima

RIB tour at Lake Towada

Fukushima

Recommended outdoor activities you should try in the Tohoku region!

Facing the Pacific Ocean on the east side and the Japan Sea on the west sid…

Fukushima

Travelling by Local Railway in Tohoku

In Japan, railway lines with a small passenger capacity are called “local r…
hana peach tree

Fukushima

Iizaka Onsen: Revitalize Yourself with Hot Spring Water and Fruit

Iizaka Onsen is located in Fukushima City, an inland area of Fukushima Pref…

Fukushima

Enjoyable spring activities! Recommended Sakura-viewing Spots

Where can you enjoy viewing sakura cherry blossoms on your next trip? We wi…

Fukushima

Happy Relief! Enjoy seasonal fruits in the fruit kingdom of Fukushima while being soothed by fresh greenery!

After the cherry blossom season, the season of radiant greenery begins. In …

Fukushima

Enjoy Skiing in Japan!

Japan has all kinds of snow activities to offer with great scenery and fun …
cherry blossom in Hirosaki Park

Fukushima

Great cherry blossom viewing sites over the next few weeks!

Lying on a long, north to south axis, the Japanese archipelago has differen…

Fukushima

Let’s Enjoy Winter in Japan!

In Japan, you can enjoy various activities besides winter sports such as sk…
Bandai Atami Onsen

Fukushima

Bandai Atami Onsen: An onsen resort with the legend of “onsen for beautiful skin”

Photo:Koriyama City Tourist Association Located in Koriyama City, Fukushima…

Fukushima

Enjoy early summer in Japan!

Enjoy early summer in Japan! Here are some highly recommended places! Enjoy…

Fukushima

FUKUSHIMA

It is blessed with beautiful scenery and is proud of its history. Breathles…

Fukushima

AIZU WAKAMATSU

Aizu-wakamatsu Castle (Tsurugajo Castle) The castle looks like an elegantly…

Fukushima

AIZU / FUKUSHIMA PREF.

About a one-hour ride on the Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo take…

Fukushima

Enjoy a winter trip, various snow activities, gorgeous views, onsen, and more!

There are many attractive places where you can fully enjoy the best part of…

Fukushima

Spa Resort Hawaiians

Visitors can enjoy pools, onsen and the hula dance in “Hawaii,”…

Fukushima

Aizu Hanko Nisshinkan

Nisshinkan, which was a school of the Aizu domain, was built in 1803 and wa…

Fukushima

Abukuma-do Cave

Abukuma-do is one of the largest limestone caves in Japan. Rain water and g…

Fukushima

Welcome to Japan’s autumn season of color!

Welcome to Japan’s autumn season of color! Here are some of the best spots …

Fukushima

Goshiki-numa

There is a 3.7 km hiking course around Goshiki-numa, connecting Yanagi-numa…

Fukushima

Aquamarine Fukushima

“Recently new aquariums have been built all over Japan and attract ma…

Fukushima

Kitakata

Kitakata is well-known for the number of storehouses it holds. It is said t…

Fukushima

Education in Aizu Domain

“When male children of the Samurai in Aizu domain became ten years ol…

Fukushima

Tsuruga-jo Castle

Tsuruga-jo Castle is now refurbished (until March 2011), so you can get a c…

Fukushima

IWAKI

Onahama The sea adjacent to Iwaki is where warm and cold currents converge …

Fukushima

KORIYAMA / INAWASHIRO / URABANDAI

Lake Inawashiro Lake Inawashiro is the fourth largest lake in Japan. It is …

Fukushima

KITAKATA

Ramen Noodles Kitakata is one of the three best places for ramen, along wit…

Fukushima

FUKUSHIMA

Fukushima is the third largest prefecture in Japan. It is blessed with beau…