Tohoku

8 Wonderful Places to Visit in Matsushima, One of Japan’s Most Scenic Areas

Matsushima is a group of islands located in the middle of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Surrounded by bodies of water, Matsushima is a great place for tourists looking to experience the natural beauty of Japan. In this article are some places that tourists can visit when in Matsushima! 1. Matsushima Bay jp.fotolia.com/ Matsushima Bay is considered…

What to Buy in Fukushima in 2018: 10 Local Sweets Perfect for Souvenirs

Fukushima Prefecture has a lot of popular food souvenirs such as cake, manju, pie, etc. Here are 10 delicious treats that you should buy and bring back home when you visit Fukushima! 1. mamador (ままどおる) mamador is a mini cake that is a classic souvenir from Fukushima. It tastes like milk and butter and has…

Do You Know What “Namahage” Is? Find Out at This Museum in Akita, Japan!

If the Western culture has a trick or treat custom wherein kids dress up in scary costumes to play a prank or receive sweets from house owners, in Japan, particularly in Akita Prefecture, grown men in frightful demon masks will come knocking on your door. This is called the Namahage visit. It used to take…

Check Out These 8 Local Cuisines to Try In Tohoku!

Tohoku is a vast area located in the north of Japan, right below Hokkaido. It is surrounded by mountains and sea areas, which is why it is known for its amazingly fresh and beautiful cuisine. If you are planning to visit the area of Tohoku, you will be impressed by the fresh ingredients, the variety…

5 Recommended Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Japan’s Tohoku Region

For the best cherry blossom viewing experience in the Tohoku region, which is located in the north of Japan right below the island of Hokkaido, it is best to follow the direction of the sakura bloom from south to north. The flowers usually bloom from the end of March until the end of April. Let’s…

4 Amazing Spots to Check Out in Tohoku Region’s Largest City, Sendai

Despite being the largest city in Japan’s Tohoku region, Sendai is not that famous for tourism. However, as it is home to the Sendai International Center where several international meetings and conferences are held, the city still sees a considerable number of foreign visitors. Here are four places easily accessible from the convention center, perfect…

Touch the Horizon at the Bandai-Azuma Skyline in Fukushima

Fukushima is a beautiful prefecture in Japan famed for its natural beauty and friendly people. Although many tourists may not think to visit Fukushima or have concerns about radiation in the region, I would highly recommend taking a chance and exploring this gorgeous place. One spot in particular which draws many nature lovers is the…

Check Out This Stunning Silver Waterfall Near Fukushima!

Given its nuclear disaster and not-so-popular travel destinations, choosing Fukushima Prefecture can make travelers irresolute of their itinerary. Nevertheless, the untouched natural beauty of the places around Fukushima is more than a visual treat for visitors. The mountains, lakes, and waterfalls around Fukushima are stunning, and in this article, we will introduce you to one…

Do You Dare to Have a Bite of This Bizarre, Purple-Colored Japanese Fruit?

Even before Japan’s exquisite square watermelons made headlines, unique and exotic fruits already existed in the country’s natural flora. One of which is akebi, a native fruit mainly cultivated in Japan’s northern Tohoku region, which managed to shock foreigners on their first encounter with it. If you want to find out more about this bizarre,…
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