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Escape to the Rugged Beauty of Iwate Prefecture

Iwate prefecture is the most eastern point on the Japanese island of Honshu. Iwate has a rich and ancient history, inhabited by the Jomon people and one of the last areas of Honshu to be taken by imperial forces in the 9th century. Now Iwate prefecture has the lowest population of all the prefectures in…

Tohoku Region: Snow Monsters and Other Natural Wonders

Tohoku is not really well known by many people. For being one of the main regions of Japan, Tohoku is not visited by many tourists like Kansai (Kyoto and Osaka) or Kanto (Tokyo). Moreover Tsunami disaster that happened in 2011, brought certain damages to some parts of this region. However, Tohoku has its own beauty.…