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What do you imagine when you hear mashed potatoes? The typical white mush, occasionally seasoned with oregano or black pepper? Well, there is actually a store in the Tohoku (東北) region called NORMA that offers a new kind of dish that will make you question all of the mashed...

Akita (秋田) is a prefecture famous for its rice, beautiful women, and its annual summer event, the Kanto Festival (竿燈祭り), which is held every year to pray for a good rice harvest. Let's find out more about this incredibly fun event! Kanto Festival Akita City in Akita Prefecture is located in...

It can be difficult for foreigners to get around in Japan due to the language barrier, as many locals are not well-versed in English. With the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, many more foreigners are expected to make a visit to Japan. As such, authorities are making efforts to reduce...

In the year 2011, a huge earthquake and 30-foot (9m) tsunami devastated the Tohoku (東北) region of Japan, making international headlines as one of the worst natural disasters of the 21st century. One of the affected areas includes Fukushima Prefecture (福島県), wherein a nuclear reactor exploded due to the...

Have you ever dreamed of experiencing the traditional Japanese way of living complete with the serene countryside ambiance and the absence of technology and the city's bustle? Finding a traditional inn or hotel in Japanese provinces is now made easy given that establishment owners are only one call away....

Iwate Prefecture (岩手県) in the northeastern region of Tohoku (東北) in Japan has the lowest population density in the whole country after Hokkaido (北海道). Its capital is Morioka (盛岡市), a beautiful riverside city with a population of just 299,169 (as of September 2015). Even though it’s a scarcely populated...

A place known for its agricultural products, hot springs, rural flair, and natural beauty is Yamagata (山形). It is a large prefecture along the coast of the Sea of Japan in the Tohoku (東北) region. Historically speaking, the aboriginal Ezo (蝦夷) people are greatly rooted in this place. There...

Okama (御釜) is considered as the most beautiful crater lake in Japan by many travel websites. It is present on the Zao Mountains (蔵王連峰) which is one of the 100 greatest mountains in Japan. Mt. Zao tabico.jp/ Mt. Zao is an active volcano situated in Northern Honshu (本州), somewhere between...

Fukushima became known worldwide following the harrowing events of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Previously, Fukushima was a well-known tourist destination within Japan, only around 2 hours away from Tokyo, but was not as well visited by international tourists. Thanks to the coverage following the earthquake and tsunami,...

The city of Towada in Aomori Prefecture has been concentrating on promoting art in the city with its project called Arts Towada as a means of development. This project began in 2005 and the Art Center opened in 2008. The Towada Art Center, Street Furniture, and Art Square are...

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