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    December 12, 2013
    Free Wi-Fi for Foreigners in Tohoku
    Free Wi-Fi services for foreign travelers visiting Tohoku will be available at tourist facilities or hotels from December 12, 2013. All visitors to Tohoku from overseas on short-term basis are able to use Internet wherever in the area conveniently. It’s easier to get travel information through smartphone or tablet, which encourage visitors to share their…read more
  • 1209
    December 9, 2013
    Update from Shimokita Zone: Fish Festival in Sai Village on Dec. 15
    Sai-mura in Aomori Prefecture is known for huge or odd-shaped rocks in Hotokegaura inlet. Cold winter is getting severer but if you visit there on December 15, you’ll have something good. It’s the day of the annual fish festival and there will be a draw, which you have a chance to win abalone, salmon roe,…read more
  • 1206
    December 6, 2013
    Sendai Pageant of Starlight from December 6 through 31
    All of 600,000 light bulbs are off for a moment. People wait for the very moment without blinking. Suddenly, dazzling light bursts in your eyes and its glows with a shout of joy along the streets. “Starlight Winks” or illumination turning off/on is scheduled three times a day at 6 pm, 7 pm and 8…read more
  • 1204
    December 4, 2013
    Update from Kaminoyama, Tendo Yamagata Zone: Battle of Winter in Tendo – the 19th Heisei Battle of Pot on December 18
    “Nabegassen”, a battle of hot pot, is a peaceful fighting without weapon. Participants joining in the event are not only from Japan but also from overseas to show their traditional hot pot dishes made of their local special products or original ones introducing new flavors. All camps will fight by offering their tasty hot pot,…read more
  • 1202
    December 2, 2013
    Update from Hirosaki Zone: Alley Walking at Dust
    In a castle town Hirosaki, there are many small lanes and slopes and views with a great deal of atmosphere. “Way back” from school, “strolling” at dust, or “leading to drink” at night. How about walking along those lanes full of local life together with a group of explorers? Alleys are full of interesting scenes…read more