The Tohoku region includes six prefectures: Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata. It is well known for its beautiful natural sceneries.
The Zao Fox Village gives you an unique experience to see foxes up close and to observe their behavior for yourself. While it is a little hard to access, it is absolutely worth a visit for all animal lovers.
November 26, 2016
What if I told you that you could find a three-day Latin American festival that runs late into the night with all these things in one place, in the middle of the mountains in Fukushima?
October 6, 2016
Misawa in Aomori Prefecture kicked off their summer festival on Thursday the 18th of August, 2016. Well, Aomori prefecture begins its summer months a little later than the other prefectures. Read, to find more information about the Summer festival at Misawa.
September 13, 2016
Situated by Lake Towada (十和田湖 Towadako) which holds it’s water in the crater of a dormant volcano; hidden in it’s own sanctuary is a Shinto shrine recognized as a holy place in Aomori Prefecture. Once you enter from the village and pass the Tori (gate of entrance) the path to Towada Jinja Shrine is called "Suginami", a shortened version of the word from the Edo period “Suginamiki”, which, when translated means "avenue of Cedars". The trees are tall, sturdy and magnificent!
September 6, 2016
As summer officially begins mid-July here in Aomori Prefecture -- located in Tohoku, the most northern region on the mainland of Japan -- it is finally the time to shake off the spring chill as we enter into August’s hot and humid temperatures. Where do the locals recommend you visit? The Oirase Gorge of course!
August 19, 2016
The steep hill should not discourage you from climbing further ahead, as the best part of Hiraizumi awaits at the top of the hill in Chuson-ji. The beauty of multiple pagodas built in a form of a “Buddhist Pure Land” is just the beginning. The highlight is, of course, saved at the very end: the Golden Hall.
August 13, 2016
A year-old station in the town of Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture may be a new mecca for young architects, who are eager to learn from the work by Shigeru Ban; a winner of Prtizker Architecture Prize in 2014. Onagawa had always been famous for its fisheries and the breathtaking views of the bay and that has not changed. Find out about the transformation of this town...
July 15, 2016
Zao is a complex volcano located on the border of Yamagata and Miyagi Prefectures. During the summer season, it becomes a great place to explore and play. The mountain is a winter destination for most people, however, Zao is like other tourist attractions in Japan; you can visit the place enjoying its seasonal beauty throughout the year.
June 22, 2016
Sendai is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture and the largest city in the Tohoku region. From museums to mausoleums, from gyutan to kokeshi, this is how I spent my day in Sendai.
May 27, 2016
Buddhism has been inherited all the way from India through China, Korea, Thailand etc. and reached Japan hundreds of years ago. As we travel through Japan, we could see the influence of the Buddhism and its culture throughout the country.
February 17, 2016
Tohoku is Japan’s northern region and has a much lower population density than other areas in Japan. This means an abundance of untouched beauty and landscapes that look like they are straight out of a Ghibli film.
January 18, 2016
It's rare to find historical sites in Japan that haven't been reconstructed several times, much less ones that were built in 1160. Nestled away in a quiet suburban area of Fukushima's Iwaki City is Shiramizu Amida Temple, a simple wooden hall surrounded by carefully designed gardens and ponds. Beautiful in every season, the temple really shines in late autumn.
November 17, 2015
What better way is there than to make the most of your stay in Japan by volunteering and giving back to the community? If you are generally free during the weekends, why not use one weekend or so a month to volunteer for English Camps run by Ganbaro Miyagi?
November 11, 2015