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Tohoku

The Tohoku is an area in the northern part of Honshu, Japan's biggest island. It's made up of 6 prefectures: Aomori, home to Oirase Keiryuu and Lake Towada, famous for lush greenery and autumn foliage; Iwate, which has the World Heritage site Hiraizumi; Miyagi, which includes one of Japan's top three sights, Matsushima; Akita, the birthplace of Akita dogs; Yamagata, which is full of delicious foods like Yonezawa beef and cherries; and Fukushima, which has the Ouchi Juku, a town that still maintains the Edo period facade.
In the summer, they hold the three great festivals of Tohoku - the Sendai Tanabata Matsuri in Miyagi, the Aomori Nebuta Matsuri, and the Akita Kanto Matsuri.
You can visit all three festivals in a single tour!
There are various hot spring resorts, like Nyuto Onsen, Zao Onsen, and Sukayu Onsen, and each area has its own regional cuisine and sake that uses the most of local ingredients.
Tohoku is an area that is overflowing with nature, food, history, and various other charms, so please make your way around it.

Topics

Tohoku×Sightseeing

  1. 1. Uesugi Jinja

    【Tohoku】Five Recommended Spots in Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture

    2018.03.16

  2. 1. Snow Monsters of Mt. Zao (Yamagata)

    Stunning Winter Views in Tohoku Region! Top 5 Spots for Superb Winter Scenery

    2017.10.26

  3. What is Ginzan Onsen?

    How to Enjoy Ginzan Onsen in Yamagata, Tohoku With a Nostalgic Townscape

    2017.10.05

Tohoku×Food

  1. 1. Abeya Akita Branch (Akita Prefecture)

    Five Select Izakaya in the Tohoku Region for Fantastic Yakitori

    2018.03.22

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  2. 1. Wasabibou (Miyagi Prefecture)

    Five Select Izakaya in Tohoku to Savor Great Sake

    2018.02.15

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  3. 1. Imoni

    A Treasure Trove for Foodies! Five Select Gourmet Foods in Yamagata, Tohoku

    2017.08.24

Tohoku×Shopping

  1. 1. Kamome no Tamago

    If You Can’t Decide What to Buy, Try These! 5 Delicious Souvenirs from Tohoku

    2017.07.06

  2. 1. Nanbu Tekki

    5 Traditional Crafts from Tohoku That Japan Boasts to The World

    2017.06.22

Tohoku×Hotels

  1. 1. Komatsu-kan Kofu-tei (Matsushima, Miyagi)

    Five Onsen Inns in Tohoku with Open Air Baths Offering Fantastic Views

    2018.01.09

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Tohoku×Tips & Manners

  1. What kind of place is Tohoku?

    Know This to Fully Enjoy Your Trip! Basic Information About Tohoku

    2017.07.06

  2. 1. Sendai Beef Tongue

    6 Dishes to Try in the Tohoku Region

    2017.07.06

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  3. 1. Sendai Marugoto Pass

    Travel Efficiently! 5 Convenient Transportation Tickets for Traveling in Tohoku

    2017.06.15

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