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  • hirosakicastle
    October 15, 2014
    Now or ten years later! The reversed Tenshu of Hirosaki Castle.
    A perfect site for cherry blossoms, Hirosaki castle. A perfect site for autumn leaves, Hirosaki castle. A perfect site for snow sceneries, Hirosaki castle. There has been a concern regarding the safety of the stone-walls on the east side of the castle, which can possibly cause the walls to fall down. For the sake of…read more
  • takayamainari03
    September 11, 2014
    Spiritual Place in Okutsugaru, Takayama Inani Shrine (Tsugaru City)
    In Okutsugaru region (Tsugaru City, Aomori Prefecture), there is a location filled with spiritual energy which only a few people knows. Also a new station of Hokkaido Shinkansen, which is called Okutsugaru Imabetsu Station will be opened here in 2015. The place just mentioned is located at the very center of Byobu Mountain which is…read more
  • ikedasgarden
    September 3, 2014
    Former Ikeda Family’s Garden, a government-designated scenic beauty, holding ‘Autumn Garden Party’
    On the countryside of Taisen city, Akita prefecture, the Former Ikeda Family’s Garden welcomes you to the relaxing garden party. Containing glowing chandeliers and walls of Japanese leather paper, the western-style building in this garden was built as a private library for local children by the Ikedas, who were praised as one of the three…read more
  • masudamachi
    August 26, 2014
    Go on a Time Travel to the Town Called as a Town of Fireflies (Yokote City, Akita Prefecture)
    One of the snowiest places in Japan, Yokote city, Akita prefecture. “The rows of houses of Masuda” were selected as an important preservation district for groups of traditional buildings last year. Uchigura, a warehouse covered in another building called Saya in order to avoid damages from wind and snow, is a typical building in snowy…read more
  • 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

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