Things to do in Tohoku, Japan

tsurugaCastle
2018.10.15 NEW
”Tsuruga Castle”, the Impregnable Castle That Withstood Enemy Attacks for One Month
The Symbol of Aizu-Wakamatsu Since 1384 Tsuruga Castle, originally built in 1384, towers over Aizu-Wakamatsu city, in the heart of Fukushima Pref
Events for February
2016.01.14
【WINTER】Festivals before spring! Events for early February.
Wed, 3rd February: Honjo-ji Temple’s Oni Dance in Sanjo city, Niigata Prefecture The 3rd of February is a day called “Setsubun”, and is the start o
Iizaka Kenka Matsuri
2015.09.11
“Iizaka Kenka Matsuri”in Fukushima, where 1-ton floats violently crash into each other(MOVIE)
https://youtu.be/phpEqMEymDw Iizaka Kenka Matsuri is the best event to see during Fukushima's autumn schedule of festivals. The main festival in aut
Nihon-matsu Chochin (Lantern) Festival
2015.09.09
The“Nihon-matsu Chochin (Lantern) Festival”- 3,000 beautiful red paper lanterns swaying in the autumn evening sky!(MOVIE)
https://youtu.be/jEbFocfsVl0 The Nihon-matsu Chochin (Lantern) Festival is held every year in Nihon-matsu, Fukushima Prefecture from October 4th to t
second half of September.
2015.08.26
【AUTUMN】The Best Japanese Festivals for the Second Half of September 2018
Horse riding archery, demonstrations of manhood or traditional costumes and dances; what's best?
market
2015.08.14
A morning fair in Miyagi with 10 thousand people, “Yuriage-asaichi ”
Fresh seafood satisfies the local people at the newly revived “Yuriage-asaichi” market! On March 11th, 2011 the Yuriage area, Natori city was devas
2015.07.20
A real samurai battle right before your eyes.“Soma-Nomaoi”, a cavalry battle!(MOVIE)
https://youtu.be/EdHa-2IYOc8 The 1000 year-long tradition of“Soma-Nomaoi” July and August are the two months in Japan when most festivals are held.
The hotel, Kyoyo which has Onsen
2015.06.26
Making memories by creating your own Raku ware at the hot spring hotel, “Koyo” in Yamagata Prefecture.
Nothing beats this hot spring for beauty! The hot spring hotel “Koyo” was opened in 1951 in Kaminoyama city, Yamagata Prefecture. As a woman, I vis
ozorezan
2015.06.25
Buddhism’s afterlife at the holy grounds of "Osorezan/ Mt. Osore"
The mountain where the deceased are gathered Shimokita Peninsula is located in the Northeast part of Aomori Prefecture. Osorezan/ Mt. Osore is locate
akitajo
2015.06.19
World-class heritage in Japan: ”The remains of Akita Castle”
The oldest castle in Japan is called “Jōsaku” Akita castle was built in 733 in Akita Prefecture, close to the Sea of Japan. It is the oldest castle i
2015.06.03
Water and green woven beauty! "The Oirase-keiryu" mountain stream.
Now is the best season to visit Oirase-keiryu. The River Oirase flows from lake Towada, located between Aomori Prefecture and Akita Prefecture. The
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maguro
2015.05.21
Featured article: At Oma, enjoy the best tuna in Japan! Recommended routes vol.3
Things to see and try: #A Take a break at Shimofuro onsen’s footbath. The footbath is located on the hill at a mysterious site of the Oma Railway.
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2015.05.20
Featured article: The hot spring that nourishes your skin at northernmost Honshu, “Mutsu”! Recommended routes vol. 2
Things to see and try: #A Viewing Tsugaru Channel from the sightseeing tower at the northernmost part of Honshu. Oma city, located at the northernm