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Travelling in Tohoku: the Gems of Fukushima Prefecture

The southernmost prefecture of the sublime Tohoku region, Fukushima is the closest getaway from Tokyo to experience this region’s unique beauty and cultural richness. From stunning natural wonders to historic towns, Fukushima prefecture highlights the best sights and experiences Japan has to offer. Come with us on a tour of this must-see travel location, which has undergone a recent renaissance.

A Relaxing Weekend Escape at Charming Yamashiro Onsen

An easy train ride from the golden city of Kanazawa (in Ishikawa Prefecture) famed for its gold leaf, historical geisha & samurai districts, intricately detailed Kaga Yuzen kimono and picturesque Kenroku-en gardens is the charming and quaint onsen town of Yamashiro. Made even more accessible come March 16th 2024 due to the extended Hokuriku Shinkansen route, Yamashiro is a perfect way to extend one’s Japan holiday, see another side of the country and experience a quintessential onsen ryokan stay.

Japan in 2024: Looking Ahead and Looking Beyond

With the end of the year quickly approaching, it is now time to look ahead, and see what Japan in 2024 has to offer - And the answer is quite a lot! In this article, we’ll cover a few of the many exciting openings that are coming your way in 2024, and even beyond. From new luxury resorts to rugged hiking trails, from the northern tip to the southernmost islands, Japan is ready for a new year and new adventure!

Tohoku Travel Guide: Uncovering Japan's Best-Kept Secret

Easily accessible from Tokyo, the Tohoku region is a true gem that visitors to Japan should not miss out on. Stretching from the prefecture of Fukushima, just north of Tokyo, to Aomori Prefecture, south of Hokkaido, the Tohoku region offers heaps of sublime natural landscapes every season and off-the-beaten-path travel opportunities. A must-see destination all year long, with enjoyable local festivals and delicious culinary specialties, read through our Tohoku travel guide to plan your next Japan vacation!

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