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Hokkaido
Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido
Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush
Tohoku
Tohoku
  • Aomori
  • Akita
  • Iwate
  • Yamagata
  • Miyagi
  • Fukushima
Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan
Hokuriku Shinetsu
Hokuriku Shinetsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare
Kanto
Kanto
  • Tokyo
  • Kanagawa
  • Chiba
  • Saitama
  • Ibaraki
  • Tochigi
  • Gunma
Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife
Tokai
Tokai
  • Yamanashi
  • Shizuoka
  • Gifu
  • Aichi
  • Mie
Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan
Kansai
Kansai
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Shiga
  • Hyogo
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara
Chugoku
Chugoku
  • Tottori
  • Shimane
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Yamaguchi
Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower
Shikoku
Shikoku
  • Tokushima
  • Kagawa
  • Ehime
  • Kochi
Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving
Kyushu
Kyushu
  • Fukuoka
  • Saga
  • Nagasaki
  • Oita
  • Kumamoto
  • Miyazaki
  • Kagoshima
The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky
Okinawa
Okinawa
  • Okinawa
Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings

DESTINATION Tohoku

Tohoku

Aomori Akita Yamagata Iwate Miyagi Fukushima AOMORI AKITA YAMAGATA MORIOKA SENDAI SENDAI INTERNATIONAL
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Aomori
Aomori Aomori is known for its natural landscapes and primeval forests, apples, rice field art, rice and sake, seafood and snow-related activities Aomori is known for its natural landscapes and primeval forests, apples, rice field art, rice and sake, seafood and snow-related activities
Akita
Akita Boasting sites of incredible scenic beauty, hot springs and a well-preserved samurai district, Akita is a place to relax while getting in touch with the rich cultural history of Japan Boasting sites of incredible scenic beauty, hot springs and a well-preserved samurai district, Akita is a place to relax while getting in touch with the rich cultural history of Japan
Yamagata
Yamagata Part of southern Tohoku, Yamagata is famed for its rustic agricultural charms and impressive ski fields Part of southern Tohoku, Yamagata is famed for its rustic agricultural charms and impressive ski fields
Iwate
Iwate
    Iwate’s stunning natural beauty, original cuisine and vibrant festivals will stimulate your senses throughout the seasons Iwate’s stunning natural beauty, original cuisine and vibrant festivals will stimulate your senses throughout the seasons
Miyagi
Miyagi Miyagi offers some of Japan's most iconic natural scenery, hot spring resorts and historical attractions along with a festival that draws millions each year Miyagi offers some of Japan's most iconic natural scenery, hot spring resorts and historical attractions along with a festival that draws millions each year
Fukushima
Fukushima Easily reached from Tokyo, Fukushima has everything Japan is famous for, including relaxing onsen, sake, cherry blossoms and powder-covered mountain slopes Easily reached from Tokyo, Fukushima has everything Japan is famous for, including relaxing onsen, sake, cherry blossoms and powder-covered mountain slopes

Unspoiled rural landscapes play host to historical treasures, exhilarating outdoor activities and endless powder snow

Japan's northeastern wilderness is a huge region encompassing six rural prefectures, bound together by custom, heritage and recent tragedy. The devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck in 2011 brought out the resilient nature of Tohoku's people, and local passion and pride are putting the area back on its feet. There's a lot to be proud of—dramatic landscapes, history-rich sites, craft sake and a host of outdoor activities like rafting, hiking and skiing. Much more rural than Tokyo yet more developed than Hokkaido, the Tohoku region makes for exciting excursions from the capital and memorable side trips on the journey to Japan's most northern island.

Don't Miss

    The explosive sound, color and drama of the Aomori Nebuta Festival in summer
    The temples, gardens and archaeological sites of World Heritage-listed Hiraizumi, in Iwate
    Sweet cherries in Yamagata and juicy peaches in Fukushima
    Easy access from Tokyo or Hokkaido on speedy bullet trains to Aomori and Akita

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