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    January 20, 2015
    Bus between Yamagata Airport and Ginzan Onsen starts its operation!
    We now have a bus service that connects Yamagata Airport and Ginzan Onsen, Obanazawa city, which is very convenient for visitors from Tokyo or Osaka to get straight to Ginzan Onsen. ・Bus fare: One-way ¥1,500 (no reservation required) ・Yamagata Airport to Ginzan Onsen (The last bus does not go to Ginzan Onsen) ・Ginzan Onsen to Yamagata Airport…read more
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    January 11, 2015
    The only place in Japan where you can play with foxes grazed freely. ‘Miyagi Zao Fox Village’
    More than 100 foxes (6 kinds including Ezo red fox) are grazed freely in the park. You can feed them and take pictures together! From April to May, you also can take pictures with baby foxes in your arms! ※FYI(Japanese only) more
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    January 9, 2015
    Senboku City, Akita Prefecture
    Samurai residents in Kakunodate, also known as ‘Little Kyoto of Tohoku’, are a popular cherry blossom site. Weeping cherry trees and Yoshino cherry trees lie along Hinokinai Riverbank for 2km and it is just outstanding. Also there is a gregarious skunk cabbages and dogtooth violets nearby, which you can enjoy while watching the cherry trees….read more
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    January 7, 2015
    Spring in Iwate offers you both snow and cherry blossom!
    In the spring of Iwate, cherry blossom comes to its best season from late-April towards early-May. At the same time, you can enjoy a thrilling drive on the ‘Snow Corridor’, Hachimantai Aspite Line with the contrast of snow white and blue sky. At Kitakami Tenshouchi, one of the best 100 cherry blossom sites of Japan,…read more
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    January 5, 2015
    The castle is Moving! – Renovation of the Hirosaki Castle Inner Courtyard Stone Walls ―
    To facilitate repairs, the castle tower will be moved after the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival. 2015 will be the last year (for a while) to see the familiar scenery of the castle, bridge, and cherry blossoms. – Early 2015: Send-off for the familiar scenery – From 2016: New scenery for a limited time (A fantastic…read more

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