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  • 01_暗門の滝(第三の滝) (1)
    August 20, 2014
    English-speaking guided day tours to Shirakami-Sanchi
    Tohoku Regional Forest Office presents two English-speaking guided day tours to the Shirakami-Sanchi World Natural Heritage and its surrounding areas in October 2014. Join us to explore the distinctive forests of Shirakami-Sanchi in autumn colours! (About Shirakami-Sanchi) Shirakami-Sanchi (白神山地) is a mountainous region situated across the border between Aomori and Akita Prefectures in north Japan,…read more
  • 04地酒ワイン
    June 18, 2014
    “Sakagura Map” Covering All Local Sake Breweries and Wineries in Tohoku by Sendai Regional Taxation Bureau is now to be Distributed for Free
    In an effort to proudly promote tourism, culture and products from Japan to the world under the government flag of “cool Japan”, “Sakagura Map”, a map of breweries/wineries in six Tohoku prefectures is produced by Sendai Regional Taxation Bureau. It is now ready to be distributed.  There are two types, one for Japanese sake and…read more
  • 03不動明王01
    May 26, 2014
    Prayer for Recovery by Fudomyoo (Cetaka), Tohoku Rokkon Festival
    Last Saturday and Sunday, Yamagata Prefecture hosted the 4th Tohoku Rokkon (six souls) Festival. It is now well established as a symbol of prayer for recovery in Tohoku. This time, it is reported that more than 250 thousand people participated in praying for recovery while feeling a bounding pulse generated from summer festivals in Tohoku….read more
  • 02気軽に散策したい01
    May 16, 2014
    Easy Getaway to Fresh Greenery in Tohoku, vo.1
    Towada Lake (Aomori): “Fuji for the best mountain, Towada for the best lake, one and only in the entire world,” said Keigetsu Ohmachi once. Towada Lake is admired equally to the world heritage. Oirase gorge surrounded by new green leaves is also recommended for strolling! Oirase Gorge: Hakkoda/Towada Gold Line:      …read more
  • 01星をながめて01
    May 1, 2014
    Charmed with Stars at Astronomical Observatories Worth Visiting in Tohoku
    Nikkei Plus1 listed top 10 observatories last week, and the only one that went on the ranking from Tohoku is Sendai Astronomical Observatory. It was relocated to the present premises in 2008 to open as one of the largest observatory complexes with a high-powered telescope and exhibition hall in Japan. I’m taking liberty of quoting…read more

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