Tohoku

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,…

4 Fun Things to Do For Each Season in The Charming City of Fukushima!

Fukushima is a city in the beautiful Tohoku region of Japan and is the main city in Fukushima Prefecture. Since 2011, Fukushima Prefecture has suffered a huge loss because of the effects of the disaster after the tsunami which devastated the area. Over the years, the government of Fukushima together with its people have worked…

“Yuna-Chan”: The New Project Helping Revive Fukushima Prefecture

It has been six years since the devastating tsunami hit the seacoast of Fukushima Prefecture. These past years, more and more towns in the coastal area of Fukushima are getting back on their feet and starting to rebuild their lives again. One of these areas is Minamisoma City, a town located in the northern part…

Traveling to Aomori? Here Are 3 Apple-Based Souvenirs That You Should Buy

Aomori is popular for ferry boats as it is considered a port town at the northernmost part of Honshu. It is also known for Nebuta Matsuri, one of the largest Japanese festivals held in summer. The place is perfect if you’d like to indulge in abundant nature and ancient atmosphere. Besides scenic landscapes, it also…

Savor 6 Local In-Season Delicacies From Japan’s Tohoku Region This Autumn!

Have you heard of the Japanese phrase, “shokuyoku no aki (食欲の秋)”? Literally, it means that people have an increased appetite for food during the autumn season, and there are three reasons as to why this theory holds true. First of all, many food items tend to be in-season during autumn where there is a lot…

Enjoy a Dinner Date with Hatsune Miku at this Cafe in Japan!

Dining out alone can be nervewracking, especially if it’s your first time in a new city. Thanks to the dawn of smartphones, it is now easier to peruse the wonder of the internet rather than twiddling your thumbs before your order arrives. There are so many things to keep you busy on the internet but…

Seeking Self-Discovery? Try Out Yamabushi-do Training in the Japanese Mountains!

Yamabushi are Japanese mountain people who believe in connecting with nature in order to gain inner power. These people usually make pilgrims to temples and shrines, pray and study hard, perform rituals and help villagers to understand their religion. As of this year, Megurun Inc. and Daishobo, a pilgrim lodge, are launching a mountain training…
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