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DESTINATION Tohoku

Tohoku

Aomori
Aomori Discover natural landscapes, primeval forests, apples, rice field art, rice and sake, seafood and snow Discover natural landscapes, primeval forests, apples, rice field art, rice and sake, seafood and snow
Akita
Akita With hot springs, a well-preserved samurai district and natural scenic beauty, Akita is a place to relax while connecting with Japanese history and culture With hot springs, a well-preserved samurai district and natural scenic beauty, Akita is a place to relax while connecting with Japanese history and culture
Yamagata
Yamagata Part of southern Tohoku, Yamagata is known for snow monsters, impressive ski fields and hot springs Part of southern Tohoku, Yamagata is known for snow monsters, impressive ski fields and hot springs
Iwate
Iwate With a rich cultural calendar, vibrant folklore, rugged landscapes and pride in its Tohoku roots, Iwate looms large With a rich cultural calendar, vibrant folklore, rugged landscapes and pride in its Tohoku roots, Iwate looms large
Miyagi
Miyagi Hot spring resort towns, historical attractions, festivals and the iconic Matsushima Bay draw visitors from far and wide Hot spring resort towns, historical attractions, festivals and the iconic Matsushima Bay draw visitors from far and wide
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

The Tohoku region of Japan is home to unspoiled rural landscapes and historical treasures, outdoor summer adventures and endless powder snow in the winter

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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